Manitoba Communities: Charleswood (Unincorporated Rural Municipality)
The basis for the name of this municipality is unclear. Some sources indicate it was named by people from St. Charles, the area across the Assiniboine River, who crossed to cut wood here. It has also been suggested the name was given in commemoration of Charles Kelly, the only one of five sons of early settler Patrick H. Kelly who remained in the area and developed building lots in it.
Manitoba Gazette, 1913-1971. Manitoba Legislative Library.
An Act to Amend The Municipal Boundaries Act, Statutes of Manitoba, 3 George V, 1913, Chapter 41, page 133.
“Charleswood’s isolation charms people,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1971, page 22.
Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.
We thank Cyril Doherty for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 14 May 2017