Coalfields RM 4, Saskatchewan, S0C, Canada
Taylorton Heritage Cemetery
Links and documents
1902/01/01 to 1902/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Taylorton Cemetery is a Municipal Heritage Property located within the Rural Municipality of Coalfields No. 4, approximately 13 km southeast of the Town of Bienfait. The property features a cemetery established in 1902.
The heritage value of the Taylorton Cemetery lies in the property’s commemoration of the community of Taylorton. Taylorton was established in the 1890s as a company town for the Western Dominion Mines Ltd., which operated an underground coal mine in the area. The town was moved several times until 1905, when it was moved to its current site. The introduction of strip mining led to closure of the underground mine and the demise of the community in the 1960s. The cemetery is one of the few reminders of the Hamlet of Taylorton, as today, only the cemetery and the remains of the town store can still be observed. Since the cemetery became inactive in 1952, the local community has kept up the property, constructing signage and adding a stone memorial to the cemetery in memory of the area’s mining heritage.
Rural Municipality of Coalfields No. 4 Bylaw No. 2/83.
The heritage value of the Taylorton Cemetery resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements that commemorate the pioneers and the Hamlet of Taylorton, such as the headstones, signage, the commemorative stone and the cemetery's location on the original site.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
1902/01/01 to 1955/12/31
Theme - Category and Type
Function - Category and Type
- Religion, Ritual and Funeral
- Mortuary Site, Cemetery or Enclosure
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation
Heritage Resources Branch
1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK
File: MHP 610
Cross-Reference to Collection