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Westlock came to be when originally surveyed in 1912.  The land for the town site was purchased from William Westgate and William Lockhart.  This gave way to the name Westlock.
 
The Village of Westlock was incorporated on March 13, 1916 and just over 30 years later Westlock became a town.  By the end of World War I, Westlock was an established service centre for the agricultural community with the first bank north of Edmonton, a blacksmith and a general store.
 
Westlock continues to be a thriving economic centre and offers exceptional opportunities for business and pleasure.  You will want to work here, live here and play here.  You’re way ahead in Westlock.