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Manitoba Communities: Morton (Unincorporated Rural Municipality)

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This municipality was named for pioneering farmer George Morton (1821-1891).

Present Status

Municipality of Boissevain-Morton (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Morton (1 November 1890)
Amalgamation of Boissevain and Morton (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Cameron, Riverside, Turtle Mountain, Whitewater, Winchester

Constituent Communities

Abigail, Adelpha, Croll, Desford, Fairburn, Horton, Orthez, Schaffner, Turtle Mountain City, Waubeesh, Whitewater

Land Area (square km)

1089.88

Population

Year

Total

1891

1300

1901

2173

1911

2109

1921

2070

1931

2466

1941

2075

1951

1797

1956

1721

1961

1538

1966

1440

1971

1258

1976

1177

1981

939

1986

885

1991

848

1996

832

2001

760

2006

718

2011

698

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1891-1895

William Millar (1848-1908)

1896

James Rae

1897

James Johnson (1855-1929)

1898

James Sinclair Reekie (1857-?)

1899-1900

William Millar (1848-1908)

1901-1902

J. G. Washington

1903-1904

William Shannon

1905-1919

Richard Gardiner Willis (1865-1929)

1920-1937

John Peacock

1938-1944

Clifford Neville Mains (1890-1948)

1945-1965

R. Alvin Patterson

1966-1972

William D. Eaket

1973-1976

Ernest F. Noble

1977-1980

Scott A. Gervin

1981-1989

D. Barry Dickson

1990-1995

Ervin Neufeld

1996-2014

Robert J. D. McCallum

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Morton.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Morton.

Maps

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Morton (2002)
Source:
Manitoba Land Initiative

Sources

Beckoning Hills Revisited: Ours is a Goodly Heritage, Morton-Boissevain 1881-1981. Boissevain History Committee, 1981. Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.T87.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 September 2018

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