Manitoba Communities: McConnell (Unincorporated Village, Municipality of Hamiota)
In 1912, when the community of Viola Dale was bypassed by the newly constructed Canadian Northern Railway, most of the buildings were moved to this location and the village of McConnell was established. It was named for Andrew Delaney McConnell (1858-1940) who had sold land for a townsite to the railway. With the abandonment of the railway in December 1978, most of the town disappeared.
Photos & Maps
Go here for a list of historic sites in McConnell.
McConnell: Little Town Lost by McConnell Women’s Institute and History Committee, 1979.
Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.
We thank Natalie Macintosh for providing information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 26 July 2017