Wheatland County (formerly known as the M.D of Wheatland and County of Wheatland) was created in 1954 when parts of 2 Improvement Districts, the M.D. of Bow Valley, Serviceberry, and Kneehill were incorporated. The communities within Wheatland County have a long and proud agricultural history and there are many century farms still in operation.
The formation of the Municipal District of Wheatland No. 40 document from 1954 can be viewed on the Municipal Affairs website.
"Gleichen has a vibrant history stretching back to before the founding of our Province, numerous famous and infamous individuals have called Gleichen there home at some point throughout their lives." (The Gleichen Call)
"The first settlers arrived in the Rosebud area in 1883, they followed ranchers who had settled there." (Rosebud Historical Society)
"The name Lyalta came from a compound of Lyall and Alberta, suggested by Mr. A. Harry Parsons of Lyall Trading Company. It appears there already was a town by the name of "Lyall" in Alberta. Lyall, a map shows, was surveyed as a future townsite to include a bank and stores." (From Along the Fireguard Trail: A History of Lyalta-Ardenode-Dalroy Districts by Lyalta, Ardenode, Dalroy Historical Society © 1979)
Memories of Cluny : a story of Cluny and the surrounding districts : Cluny, Ouelletteville, Crowfoot Creek, Blackfoot Reserve in Alberta Canada (Cluny and District Historical Society)