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Town of RossburnManitoba Communities: Rossburn (Unincorporated Town)

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Like the municipality surrounding it, the community was named for Rev. Richard R. Ross, an early settler to the region.

Present Status

Municipality of Rossburn (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Village of Rossburn (1 May 1913)
Town of Rossburn (10 October 1997)
Amalgamation of Rossburn and Rossburn (1 January 2015)

Land Area (square km)

3.43

Population

Year

Total

1916

313

1921

357

1926

341

1931

421

1936

452

1941

443

1946

477

1951

586

1956

589

1961

591

1966

638

1971

638

1976

652

1981

696

1986

664

1991

609

1996

581

2001

568

2006

546

2011

552

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1914-1917

D. Hough

1918-1919

William Young

1920-1921

C. W. Wickett

1922

Murrough Charles O’Brien (1868-1955)

1923-1926

Richard King

1927

John Lindsay

1928-1929

Jasper W. Strong

1930-1931

G. E. Spearman

1932-1949

John Grover Stitt (1893-1984)

1950-1959

Earl Moffat

1960-1963

John Grover Stitt (1893-1984)

1964-1967

P. Wladyka

1968-1970

John William Cormack (1896-1987)

1971-1977

Louis Kurchaba

1978

Richard Joseph “Rick” Plaisier (1948-2017)

1979-1980

?

1981-1986

Louis Kurchaba

1987-1992

Morley Kostecky (?-2017)

1993-2014

Shirley Kalyniuk

2015-?

See Rossburn

Memorable Manitobans

Search the MHS collection of biographies for ones connected to Rossburn:

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Rossburn.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Rossburn.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 November 2017

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