Saskatchewan One Room School Project provides an online history for current generations to enjoy, preserve, and experience, our historical educational, architectural, and cultural, heritage.

Saskatchewan One Room School Districts
Saskatchewan One Room School Districts
The Provincial Archives Regina Boards has made up these school district maps in Saskatchewan. Using a digital camera these are photographs of some of them. There are two sections. Photographs of the pink book and photographs of the boards.

School District Maps Tutorial and Introduction to Legal Land Locations -Tsp and Rge:
to understand locations presented below
The larger the township (TSP)number the further north.
West of the 3 meridian and the higher the range (RGE) number, the closer to the Alberta border
West of the 1st or prime meridian with the smaller the range number the closer to the Manitoba border
West of the 2nd meridian in the center of the province, the higher the range number, the further west.

For example these cities are located at:
Saskatoon Tsp 36 Rge 5 W of the 3rd Meridian
Regina Tsp 17 Rge 19 W of the 2nd Meridian

The maps are marked by school district number.
Very handy links to help use the map annotations:

School District Number listing orders Saskachewan one room school house districts by NUMBER and gives their corresponding school district name and a link to location

Alphabetical listing, Place name or town listing, Legal Land Location listing

Each page or map in the "Pink Book of Maps" was photographed by dividing the map into thirds visually (excepting the smaller maps west of the first meridian divided into half), so you will see the notation - West (left), Center, and East (right) - for each map sheet named for an area of the province. The dates of the maps change from sheet to sheet, and the dates are usually on the East (right) sheet. There is overlapping between the photos. The index divides the photographs into three categories by meridian.

Hopefully these maps are some help to you. School district boundaries did change as other school districts were formed in their area, or as populations changed due to the arrival of the rail and town or village formation. The school districts were generally made to limit a child's walking distance to school to 2 -3 miles. Therefore dotting the prairie were one-room school houses erected every seven to eight miles.

The school yard itself was one to four acres in size. An acre is 165 feet by 264 feet. and homesteads or one-quarter sections of land were 160 acres or 65 ha. The Dominion Land Survey from 1871-1880 allowed for Sections 11 and 29 to be set aside by the Dominion Government for school sections in every surveyed township. A township was 6 square miles. If sections 11 or 29 were located on land not suitable for a school house, then schools could be centered within the community of school children. At times homesteaders would donate the acre or two needed for the school yard from his quarter section of land. Consistently using sections 11 and 29 would mean a walking distance to school of 2 -3 miles

When looking at the maps, a square plot of land 1 mile by 1 mile and is termed a "section" of land or 640 acres. Within the "Pink Book of Maps", a section is divided with a dashed line denoting a quarter section or 160 acres. Not marked on the maps were the surveyed areas for the grid roads which were allocated at 1 mile and 2 mile intervals determining the division between sections, while at the same time providing access to every quarter section.

In the "Pink Book of Maps" north is always up for a compass reading, west to the left, and east to the right, no variation. The blue lines are the one room school house boundaries as of the date of the map, and the red lines are the Rural Municipality or R.M. boundaries at the date of the map.

Saskatchewan full size map showing regional areas of the province      

Pink Book of Maps

West of the first meridian (eastern Saskatchewan near Manitoba border)
Links begin in the south (tsp 1 near the U.S.-Canada border) and progress northerly
Turtle Mountain Sheet West (Left) SK Large Tsp 1-8 Rge 27-34 West of the 1st Meridian
Turtle Mountain Sheet East (Right) MB Large Tsp 1-8 Rge 20-27 West of the 1st Meridian
Brandon Sheet West (Left) SK Large Tsp 9-16 Rge 27-33 West of the 1st Meridian
Brandon Sheet East (Right) MB Large Tsp 9-16 Rge 20-26 West of the 1st Meridian
Riding Mountain Sheet West (Left) SK Large Tsp 17-24 Rge 26-33 West of the 1st Meridian
Riding Mountain Sheet East (Right) MB Large Tsp 17-24 Rge 20-26 West of the 1st Meridian
Duck Mountain Sheet West (Left) SK Large Tsp 25-32 Rge 27-33 West of the 1st Meridian
Duck Mountain Sheet East (Right) MB Large Tsp 25-32 Rge 20-26 West of the 1st Meridian
Swan River Sheet West (Left) SK Large Tsp 33-40 Rge 26-32 West of the 1st Meridian
Swan River Sheet East (Right) MB Large Tsp 33-40 Rge 20-25 West of the 1st Meridian
Mossy Portage Sheet West (Left) SK Large Tsp 41-48 Rge 25-32 West of the 1st Meridian
Mossy Portage Sheet East (Right) MB Large Tsp 41-18 Rge 19-25 West of the 1st Meridian
West of the second meridian (middle-{eastern} Saskatchewan)
Links begin in the south (tsp 1 near the U.S.-Canada border) and progress northerly
Souris Sheet West (Left) SK Large Tsp 1-8 Rge 9-15 West of the 2nd Meridian
Souris Sheet East (Right) Large Tsp 1-8 Rge 1-7 West of the 2nd Meridian
Souris Sheet Middle Large Tsp 1-7 Rge 4-11 West of the 2nd Meridian
Souris Sheet West (Left) (Duplicate) Large Tsp 1-8 Rge 10-15 West of the 2nd Meridian
Souris Sheet Center (Duplicate) Large Tsp 1-8 Rge 4-11 West of the 2nd Meridian
Souris Sheet East (Right) (Duplicate) Large Tsp 1-8 Rge 1-6 West of the 2nd Meridian
Moose Mountain Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 9-16 Rge 9-15 West of the 2nd Meridian
Moose Mountain Sheet East (Right) Large Tsp 9-16 Rge 1-5 West of the 2nd Meridian
Moose Mountain Sheet Center Large Tsp 9-16 Rge 4-11 West of the 2nd Meridian
Moose Mountain Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 9-16 Rge 10-15 West of the 2nd Meridian
Qu'Appelle Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 17-24 Rge 10-15 West of the 2nd Meridian
Qu'Appelle Sheet Center Large Tsp 17-24 Rge 4-11 West of the 2nd Meridian
Qu'Appelle Sheet East (Right) Large Tsp 17-24 Rge 1-5 West of the 2nd Meridian
Yorkton Sheet East (Right) Large Tsp 25-32 Rge 1-6 West of the 2nd Meridian
Yorkton Sheet Center Large Tsp 25-32 Rge 4-11 West of the 2nd Meridian
Yorkton Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 25-32 Rge 9-15 West of the 2nd Meridian
Nut Mountain Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 33-40 Rge 9-14 West of the 2nd Meridian
Nut Mountain Sheet Center Large Tsp 33-40 Rge 10-15 West of the 2nd Meridian
Nut Mountain Sheet East (Right) Large Tsp 33-40 Rge 1-6 West of the 2nd Meridian
Pasquia Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 44-48 Rge 8-14 West of the 2nd Meridian
Pasquia Sheet Center Large Tsp 44-48 Rge 4-10 West of the 2nd Meridian
Pasquia Sheet East (Right) Large Tsp 44-48 Rge 10-14 West of the 2nd Meridian
Carrot River West (Left) Large Tsp 49-56 Rge 10-14 West of the 2nd Meridian
Carrot River Center Large Tsp 49-56 Rge 4-10 West of the 2nd Meridian
Carrot River East (Right) Large Tsp 49-56 Rge 1-5 West of the 2nd Meridian
Willow Bunch Sheet East (Right) Large Tsp 1-8 Rge 24-30 West of the 2nd Meridian
Willow Bunch Sheet Center Large Tsp 1-8 Rge 19-26 West of the 2nd Meridian
Willow Bunch Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 1-8 Rge 16-21 West of the 2nd Meridian
Moose Jaw Sheet West (Left) Large Twp 9-15 Rge 25-30 West of the 2nd Meridian
Moose Jaw Sheet Center Large Twp 9-15 Rge 19-25 West of the 2nd Meridian
Moose Jaw Sheet East (Right) Large Twp 9-15 Rge 16-20 West of the 2nd Meridian
Regina Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 17-2425-2 West of the 2nd Meridian
Regina Sheet Center Large Tsp 17-24Rge 20-25 West of the 2nd Meridian
Regina Sheet East (Right) Large Tsp 17-24Rge 16-2 West of the 2nd Meridian
Touchwood Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 25-32Rge 24-29 West of the 2nd Meridian
Touchwood Sheet Center Large Tsp 25-32Rge 19-25 West of the 2nd Meridian
Touchwood Sheet East (Right) Large Tsp 25-32Rge 16-20 West of the 2nd Meridian
Humboldt Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 33-40Rge 23-28 West of the 2nd Meridian
Humboldt Sheet Center Large Tsp 33-40Rge 18-24 West of the 2nd Meridian
Humboldt Sheet East (Right) Large Tsp 33-40Rge 15-19 West of the 2nd Meridian
Prince Albert South Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 41-48Rge 22-28 West of the 2nd Meridian
Prince Albert South Sheet Center Large Tsp 41-48Rge 18-24 West of the 2nd Meridian
Prince Albert South Sheet right Large Tsp 41-48Rge 15-20 West of the 2nd Meridian
Prince Albert North Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 49-56Rge 22-28 West of the 2nd Meridian
Prince Albert North Sheet Center Large Tsp 49-56Rge 18-24 West of the 2nd Meridian
Prince Albert North Sheet right Large Tsp 49-56Rge 15-19 West of the 2nd Meridian
West of the third meridian (western Saskatchewan to the Alberta-Saskatchewan border)
Links begin in the south (tsp 1 near the U.S.-Canada border) and progress northerly
Wood Mountain North Sheet left Large Tsp 1-8Rge 9-15 West of the 3rd Meridian
Wood Mountain North Sheet center Large Tsp 1-8Rge 5-11 West of the 3rd Meridian
Wood Mountain North Sheet right Large Tsp 1-8Rge 1-7 West of the 3rd Meridian
Swift Current Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 9-15Rge 10-15 West of the 3rd Meridian
Swift Current Sheet Center Large Tsp 9-15Rge 3-11 West of the 3rd Meridian
Swift Current Sheet East (Right) Large Tsp 9-15Rge 1-6 West of the 3rd Meridian
Rush Lake Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 17-24Rge 10-15 West of the 3rd Meridian
Rush Lake Sheet Center Large Tsp 17-24Rge 5-11 West of the 3rd Meridian
Rush Lake Sheet right Large Tsp 17-24Rge 1-6 West of the 3rd Meridian
The Elbow Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 25-33Rge 10-15 West of the 3rd Meridian
The Elbow Sheet Center Large Tsp 25-33Rge 6-11 West of the 3rd Meridian
The Elbow Sheet right Large Tsp 25-33Rge 1-6 West of the 3rd Meridian
Saskatoon Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 33-40Rge 10-14 West of the 3rd Meridian
Saskatoon Sheet Center Large Tsp 33-40Rge 5-11 West of the 3rd Meridian
Saskatoon Sheet right Large Tsp 33-40Rge 1-5 West of the 3rd Meridian
Carlton Sheet West (Left)Large Tsp 41-48Rge 9-14 West of the 3rd Meridian
Carlton Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 41-48Rge 4-11 West of the 3rd Meridian
Carlton Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 41-48Rge 1-6 West of the 3rd Meridian
Shell River Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 49-56Rge 9-14 West of the 3rd Meridian
Shell River Sheet Center Large Tsp 49-56Rge 5-11 West of the 3rd Meridian
Shell River Sheet right Large Tsp 49-56Rge 1-6 West of the 3rd Meridian
Green Lake Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp57-64Rge 9-14 West of the 3rd Meridian
Green Lake Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp57-64Rge 4-11 West of the 3rd Meridian
Green Lake Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp57-64Rge 1-7 West of the 3rd Meridian
Cypress Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 1-8Rge 24-30 West of the 3rd Meridian
Cypress Sheet Center Large Tsp 1-8Rge 19-26 West of the 3rd Meridian
Cypress Sheet right Large Tsp 1-8Rge 16-22 West of the 3rd Meridian
Maple Creek Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 9-16Rge 24-30 West of the 3rd Meridian
Maple Creek Sheet Center Large Tsp 9-16Rge 19-26 West of the 3rd Meridian
Maple Creek Sheet right Large Tsp 9-16Rge 16-21 West of the 3rd Meridian
Red Deer Forks Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp19-24Rge 24-29 West of the 3rd Meridian
Red Deer Forks Sheet center Large Tsp19-24Rge 19-26 West of the 3rd Meridian
Red Deer Forks Sheet East (Right) Large Tsp19-24Rge 16-21 West of the 3rd Meridian
Bad Hills Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 25-31Rge 24-29 West of the 3rd Meridian
Bad Hills Sheet Center Large Tsp 25-31Rge 20-26 West of the 3rd Meridian
Bad Hills Sheet East (Right) Large Tsp 25-31Rge 16-21 West of the 3rd Meridian
Tramping Lake Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 33-40Rge 22-28 West of the 3rd Meridian
Tramping Lake Sheet Center Large Tsp 33-40Rge 18-26 West of the 3rd Meridian
Tramping Lake Sheet East (Right) Large Tsp 33-40Rge 16-20 West of the 3rd Meridian
Battleford Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 41-48Rge 23-28 West of the 3rd Meridian
Battleford Sheet Center Large Tsp 41-48Rge 18-24 West of the 3rd Meridian
Battleford Sheet right Large Tsp 41-48Rge 15-20 West of the 3rd Meridian
Fort Pitt Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 49-56Rge 22-28 West of the 3rd Meridian
Fort Pitt Sheet Center Large Tsp 49-56Rge 18-25 West of the 3rd Meridian
Fort Pitt Sheet East (Right) Large Tsp 49-56Rge 15-21 West of the 3rd Meridian
Meadow Lake Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 57-64Rge 22-27 West of the 3rd Meridian
Meadow Lake Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 57-64Rge 18-24 West of the 3rd Meridian
Meadow Lake Sheet West (Left) Large Tsp 57-64Rge 15-20 West of the 3rd Meridian
Pink Book of Maps
pink index 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

School District Board Maps

Saskatchewan      
Meadow Lake area N of Tsp 49 Rge 1-6 West of the 3rd Meridian
Moose Jaw area Tsp 1 - 16 Rge 16 - 29 West of the 2nd Meridian
Moose Mountain NE area Tsp 8 - 16 Rge 1 - 10 West of the 2nd Meridian
Moose Mountain NE area Tsp 8 - 16 Rge 30 -33 West of the 1st Meridian
Moose Mountain NW area Tsp 8 - 16 Rge 3 - 15 West of the 2nd Meridian
Moose Mountain SW area Tsp 1 - 13 Rge 1 - 15 West of the 2nd Meridian
Rush Lake area Tsp 9 - 24 Rge 1 - 15 West of the 3rd Meridian
Rush Lake SE area Tsp 25 - 35 Rge 1 - 12 West of the 3rd Meridian
Saskatoon Area Tsp 25 - 40 Rge 1 -15 West of the 3rd Meridian
Saskatoon NE area Tsp 33 - 40 Rge 1 - 12 West of the 3rd Meridian
Saskatoon NW area Tsp 30 - 40 Rge 3- 14 West of the 3rd Meridian
Saskatoon SE area Tsp 27 - 36 Rge 6 - 15 West of the 3rd Meridian
Saskatoon SW Area Tsp 25 - 35 Rge 6 - 15 West of the 3rd Meridian
Shell River Area Tsp 41 - 56 Rge 1 - 14 West of the 3rd Meridian
Touchwood Area Tsp 17 - 32 Rge 16 - 28 West of the 2nd Meridian
Yorkton Area Tsp 17 - 32 Rge 1 - 15 West of the 2nd Meridian
Yorkton Area Tsp 17 - 32 Rge 30 - 32 West of the 1st Meridian


ADDITIONAL School District Maps from a variety of sources

Mulock, SK area map including placenames of Stornoway, Rhein, Gorlitz - north east of Yorkton. Townships 26,27,28,29 Ranges 1, 2, 3,4 West of the 2nd meridian AND Townships 26,27,28,29 Ranges 30,31,32 West of the 1st Meridian. Amalgamating parts of both Yorkton Sheet East (Right) Large Tsp 25-32 Rge 1-6 West of the 2nd Meridian and Duck Mountain Sheet West (Left) SK Large Tsp 25-32 Rge 27-33 West of the 1st Meridian.

Rockglen, SK area Map (Canopua, Wood Mountain)
South to north between Tsp 1 and 5
West to east between range 4 west of the 3rd and range 27 west of the 2nd


Leeville - Lethburn School Districts map near Assiniboia SK
Township 8, Range 29, West of the 2nd Meridian


RM Ecelsior 166 school district map includes the communities of Beaver Flat SW 1/4 Sec.3, Twp.19, R.12, W3, Herbert Sec.18, Twp.17, R.9, W3, Main Centre Twp.19, R.10, W3, Rush Lake Twp.17, R.11, W3 and Waldeck Sec.21, Twp.16, R.12, W3.
The one room schoolhouses included in the above map are; Beaver Flat, Bethania, Centre Spring, Diamond Hill, Donellyville, Fox, Friesen, Funk, Goethe, Highfield, Hovdestad, Leonard, Lobethal, Los Angeles, Main Centre, Moscow, Notman, Reed Valley, Rockside, Rosefarm, Rush Lake, Rush Valley, Salt Lake, Spenst, Swan Lake, Turnhill, andWaldeck

Rocanville area map (Southeast Saskatchewan Qu'Appelle-Brandon, Mb)
Tsp 1-23, Rge 1-20 west of the 1st meridian
Tsp 1-23, Range 29-33 east of the 1st Meridian


Key West Municipality 70 Map 1914
Latitude - Longitude : 49 38' 58'' N, 105 1' 41'' W OR 49.6495737, -105.0280915
townships 7, 8, 9, ranges 22, 23, 24 west of the second meridian
featuring:
Capitolia School District Number 226
Excelsis School District Number 2994
Glen Ellyn School District Number 3118
Adell School District Number 809
Thorndyke School District Number 2567
Westlawn School District Number 3132
Mount Joy School District Number 568
Horizon School District Number 3129
Wrignt School District Number 3944
Glasnevin School District Number 941
Dahinda School District Number 2666
Wagner School District Number 1779
Fell School District Number 2982
Bures School District Number 2675
Linden School District Number 2692
Ogema School District Number 2760
Albert Springs School District Number 878

School Maps used at Gosmil School District # 3965 Sec Tsp 16 Rge 22 W of the 2 Meridian Sk near Rouleau, Saskatchewan
School World and Canada Maps photo gallery of a smaller size

7 inch by 5 inch images


School Maps used at Gosmil School District # 3965 Sec Tsp 16 Rge 22 W of the 2 Meridian Sk near Rouleau, Saskatchewan
Larger World and Canada maps photo gallery.

24 inch x 18 inch photos optimized for web viewing.


Historical Canadian Maps Online Digitisation Project

How to read Homestead Records- Section, Township, Range, Meridian



Thank you for stopping by # 20770
Web Page title: index.html
URL: /~cansk/school/Maps/index.html
Copyright Web Publish Date: Saturday, 25-Apr-2015 14:21:18 MDT All East (Right)s Reserved
E-mail Webmaster ... Important Notice

schools, school districts, one room school house, one room school houses, school house, saskatchewan, sask, sk, Ca, Sk, Saskatchewan, Sask, Sk, Prairie, White school house, history, historical education, prairies, Canada, Canadian, CA, schools, school districts, one room school house, one room school houses, school house, saskatchewan, sask, sk, Ca, Sk, Saskatchewan, Sask, Sk, Prairie, White school house, history, historical education, prairies, Canada, Canadian, CA, pioneer, settler,schools, school districts, one room school house, one room school houses, school house, saskatchewan, sask, sk, Ca, Sk, Saskatchewan, Sask, Sk, Prairie, White school house, history, historical education, prairies, Canada, Canadian, CA, schools, school districts, one room school house, one room school houses, school house, saskatchewan, sask, sk, Ca, Sk, Saskatchewan, Sask, Sk, Prairie, White school house, history, historical education, prairies, Canada, Canadian, CA, pioneer, settler