At a time when the area was still part of the North-West Territories, the town was located astride the Fourth Meridian of the Dominion Land Survey.
This meridian was intended to coincide with 110° west longitude, although the imperfect surveying methods of the time led to the surveyed meridian being placed a few hundred meters west of this longitude.
In 1930, Lloydminster amalgamated back into a single municipality, first as a town and then in 1958 it became a city.
Since Lloydminster is a "Border City" there are some things that make it different from other cities.
The colonists were not aware of the federal government's deep-rooted opposition to the creation of a single province and thus had no way of knowing that the Fourth Meridian was under consideration as a future provincial boundary.
Had they known, it is very unlikely they would have sited the new settlement on the future border.
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