Manitoba Communities: Alonsa (Rural Municipality)
This municipality along the west shore of Lake Manitoba is named for surveyor Alonsa Phillips, who is said to have surveyed the site for the village of Alonsa after the Canadian National Railway line arrived in this area in 1922.
Search the MHS collection of biographies for ones connected to Alonsa:
“Manitoba’s place names,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 February 1947, page 3.
Rainbow's End: Kinosota - Alonsa District, Alonsa Book Committee, 1985, Manitoba Legislative Library F5648.A46.
Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.
We thank Pamela Sul for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 4 August 2018Back to top of page