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Manitoba Communities: Birtle (Unincorporated Rural Municipality)

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This municipality is believed to be named for a contraction of the Birdtail Creek that flows through it.

Present Status

Municipality of Prairie View (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Birtle (22 December 1883)
Amalgamated with Birtle and Miniota (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Ellice, Miniota, Rossburn, Shoal Lake, Silver Creek

Constituent Communities

Birtle, Foxwarren, Solsgirth

Land Area (square km)

849.13

Population

Year

Total

1891

846

1896

817

1901

1166

1911

1735

1921

1980

1931

2031

1941

1795

1951

1832

1956

1727

1961

1569

1966

1415

1971

1363

1976

1212

1981

1067

1986

1015

1991

866

1996

862

2001

749

2006

666

2011

632

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1884-1886

James S. Crerar

1886-1888

John Dunlop

1889-1890

William Watt

1891-1894

Fred W. Huehnichen

1895

John Dunlop

1896-1900

Fred W. Huehnichen

1901-1902

George Porter

1903

Thomas Bowen

1904-1907

Fred W. Huehnichen

1908-1910

Edward Graham

1911-1927

Andrew Doig

1928

A. A. Saunders

1929-1935

Andrew Doig

1936-1965

Alfred Oliver Webb (1887-1973)

1966-1970

Richard P. Butler

1971-1986

J. Cromar Ashcroft

1986-1998

Jack F. Stewart (?-2010)

1999-2014

Roger Wilson

2015

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Birtle.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Birtle.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

A View of the Birdtail: A History of the Municipality of Birtle, the Town of Birtle, and the Villages of Foxwarren and Solsgirth 1878-1974. History Committee of the Municipality of Birtle, 1974. Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.B57.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 April 2017

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