Manitoba Communities: Foxwarren (Unincorporated Village)
A couple of explanations have been offered for the name of this community, established around 1889 as a point on the Canadian Pacific Railway. One is that it commemorates the English estate of William Henry Barneby (1843-1914) who visited his son in Manitoba in the early 1880s and subsequently wrote Life and Labour in the Far, Far West (1884). Another story is that it concatenates Fox, the name of an early settler in this area, and Warren, a term for an animal’s den.
Search the MHS collection of biographies for ones connected to Foxwarren:
“Three killed in collision,” Birtle Eye Witness, 3 January 1967, page 2.
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.
The Fox’s Tale: The History of Foxwarren and the Consolidated School District #525 by Foxwarren and District History Book Committee, edited by Ruth McNarry Meldrum, 1989.
Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 26 March 2017