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Manitoba Communities: Birtle (Unincorporated Town)

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This municipality is believed to be named for a contraction of the Birdtail Creek on which it is located.

Present Status

Municipality of Prairie View (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Town of Birtle (29 December 1883)
Amalgamated with Birtle and Miniota (1 January 2015)

Land Area (square km)

14.25

Population

Year

Total

1891

338

1901

466

1906

422

1911

437

1916

512

1921

560

1926

571

1931

645

1936

789

1941

646

1946

677

1951

741

1956

806

1961

846

1966

860

1971

882

1976

821

1981

887

1986

850

1991

802

1996

720

2001

715

2006

662

2011

664

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1884-1890

John Sanderson Crawford (1837-1916)

1891

Alfred Morton

1892-1897

John Sanderson Crawford (1837-1916)

1898-1899

Charles A. Flower

1900

John Walley

1901-1903

Charles A. Flower

1904-1907

John Clemens

1908

Dr. Richard W. Wheeler

1909-1920

Edmund James Wilson (1858-1943)

1921-1925

Henry A. Manwaring

1926-1927

John William Pratt (1894-1973)

1928-1932

Edmund James Wilson (1858-1943)

1933-1939

Francis Henry “Frank” Manwaring (1885-1960)

1940-1943

Rollie Lee Miles (1889-1976)

1944

Alfred O. Webb

1945

C. L. Dutton

1946-1948

Francis Henry “Frank” Manwaring (1885-1960)

1949-1951

John William Pratt (1894-1973)

1952-1953

Clarence Eric Tibbatts (1904-?)

1954-1959

John William Pratt (1894-1973)

1960-1961

Rollie Lee Miles (1889-1976)

1962-1965

D. George Hart

1966-1969

M. K. Clubley

1970-1983

Raymond E. Howard

1984-1989

Clifford Albert Asselstine (1929-2015)

1990-1995

Margaret D. Hodgson

1995-2010

Ronald M. Bell

2011-2014

Dwight Stewart

2015

See Prairie View

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Birtle.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Birtle.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 March 2017

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