Place Name: Chalmers Park
Feature Type (Year Approved): Park (1978)
Name Origins: Commemorative
Scottish: occupational name from Older Scots chalmer ‘chamberlain’.
English: occupational name.
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
Cultural Affiliation: English, Scottish
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
This park is named after Chalmers Church, the well-known Calder community landmark. The name was chosen through a public contest organized by the Calder Action Committee. This church was named in honour of Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847), a leading Scottish theologian, philosopher, mathematician and moderator of the Free Church of Scotland. Many churches around the world bear his name. Chalmers Church in Edmonton dates back to 1911, when the first service was held in an Oddfellows Hall. Chalmers Park is in the Calder neighbourhood and has an area of 0.45 ha.
Neighbourhood Chalmers, Elmwood, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2L 1L8, Canada
Residential Area Chalmers, Midland, Midland County, Texas, USA
Residential Road Chalmers, Elmira, Otsego County, Michigan, 49730, USA
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