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Manitoba Communities: Oakland (Unincorporated Rural Municipality)

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This municipality was named for the abundance of oak trees that were said to grow here when it was established.

Present Status

Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Oakland (22 December 1883)
Amalgamation of Oakland and Wawanesa (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Cornwallis, Glenwood, Riverside, South Cypress, Strathcona, Wawanesa, Whitehead, Whitewater

Constituent Communities

Carroll, Methven, Nesbitt, Rounthwaite, Wawanesa

Land Area (square km)

575.21

Population

Year

Total

1891

1456

1896

1539

1901

2128

1911

1576

1921

1540

1931

1675

1941

1392

1951

1201

1956

1159

1961

1014

1966

968

1971

931

1976

958

1981

1003

1986

1039

1991

990

1996

1086

2001

1111

2006

1033

2011

1056

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1884

James Hector

1885-1887

?

1888-1890

Thomas Nichol

1891

?

1892-1894

Frank Oliver Fowler (1861-1945)

1895-1896

Alfred Henry Carroll (1846-1924)

1897-1903

Angus McDonald

1904

James E. Green

1905

John James Story (1857-1930)

1906-1914

John W. Rathwell

1915-1926

Pierce Couling (1877-1947)

1927-1928

C. E. Jackson

1929-1947

George H. Stephens

1948-1953

Rex C. Fisher

1954-1974

George Adrian Griffith (1901-1974)

1975-1977

Rex C. Fisher

1978-1984

Willard F. McFarland

1985-1986

Kelvin C. McKellar

1987-2001

David B. Inkster

2002-2005

Brian Downie

2006

?

2006-2014

David B. Inkster

2015

See Oakland-Wawanesa

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Oakland.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Oakland.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

Oakland Echoes, 1879-1970 by J. B. Rome, 1970. [Manitoba Legislative Library]

Manitoba Gazette, 1887-1959. Manitoba Legislative Library.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 April 2017

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