The initial settlement of the Kitscoty district began in 1905, with incorporation as a Village following in 1911.  Kitscoty originally serviced a trading area stretching from Cold Lake in the north to the Battle River in the south.  The Village is named after an ancient cromlech or burial chamber (3 large stones in a tripod arrangement) known as Kits’Coty House in Kent, England.

Kitscoty is located in a prime agricultural area which has much heavy oil activity, both of which provide employment opportunities for the residents of Kitscoty and surrounding area.