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Manitoba Communities: Cornwallis (Rural Municipality)

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This municipality was named for a surveyor who worked in the Brandon area under CPR engineer Thomas Lafayette Rosser.

Present Status

Rural Municipality of Cornwallis (22 December 1883)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Cornwallis (22 December 1883)

Adjoining Municipalities

Brandon, Elton, Glenboro-South Cypress, North Cypress-Langford, Oakland-Wawanesa, Souris-Glenwood, Whitehead

Constituent Communities

Baragar, Chater, Cottonwoods, Martinville, Sprucewoods, Wytonville

Land Area (square km)

500.88

Population

Year

Total

1891

1254

1901

1240

1911

1311

1921

1279

1931

1267

1941

1221

1951

3528

1956

3847

1961

4715

1966

5883

1971

5567

1976

3760

1981

3878

1986

4243

1991

4222

1996

4279

2001

3779

2006

4058

2011

4378

2016

4520

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1884

Charles Whitehead (1836-1919)

1885-1886

John Wright Sifton (1833-1912)

1887-1893

George Roddick (1831-1910)

1894-1901

George H. Halse

1902-1910

Allan Leslie (1858-1938)

1911-1915

William McKelvie

1916-1919

Walter W. Gerry

1920-1922

Andrew Tully Elder (1875-1945)

1923-1933

Allan Leslie (1858-1938)

1934-1945

A. P. Wilton

1946-1966

D. A. Birdsell

1967-1977

P. G. Marsden

1977-1983

Felix Valentine “Rusty” Weisgerber (1920-2010)

1984-1995

Peter William “Sonny” Evans (1924-2004)

1996-1998

Brian Plumb

1999-2006

D. J. “Scotty” McIntosh

2007-2008

Kurt Wasserberg

2009-2014

Reg Atkinson

2015-2018

Heather Dalgleish

2018-?

Bill Courtice

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Cornwallis.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Cornwallis.

Maps

Sources

Municipal Memories: Municipality of Cornwallis, 1884-1984. Cornwallis Centennial Committee, 1984. Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.C67.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 October 2018

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