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Manitoba Communities: Woodlands (Rural Municipality)

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This municipality was named for the predominated wooded land that comprises it.

Present Status

Rural Municipality of Woodlands (14 February 1880)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Woodlands (14 February 1880)

Adjoining Municipalities

Portage la Prairie, Rockwood, Rosser, St. Francois Xavier, St. Laurent

Constituent Communities

Erinview, Lake Francis, Marquette, Reaburn, Warren, Woodlands

Land Area (square km)

1178.04

Population

Year

Total

1871

503

1881

500

1891

1032

1896

987

1901

1173

1911

1539

1921

1977

1931

2008

1941

2351

1951

2041

1956

2222

1961

2346

1966

2157

1971

2258

1976

2558

1981

2935

1986

3188

1991

3334

1996

3457

2001

3453

2006

3562

2011

3521

2016

3416

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1880-1882

D. H. Scott

1882-1886

John Porteous

1887-1888

John Ervin Moss Firby

1889-1892

Charles Stewart

1893-1894

H. L. Stewart

1895-1897

George Main

1898-1905

David Porteous (1855-1915)

1906

George Main

1907-1909

Alexander M. Campbell (1856-1910)

1910-1912

Samuel George Sims (1870-1953)

1913-1916

James Douglas (1855-?)

1917-1920

Thomas Scott

1921-1927

D. N. McIntyre

1928-1937

A. J. H. Proctor

1938-1943

Robert J. Munroe

1944-1947

A. J. Pratt

1948-1959

Henry Gratton “Gin” Langrell (1893-1979)

1960-1963

J. E. Riddell

1964-1969

C. L. Cunnington

1970-2002

Edward “Ed” Peltz (1931-2016)

2002-2014

Donald Walsh

2015-?

Trevor King

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Woodlands.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Woodlands.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

Woodlands Echoes: History of the Townships of The Rural Municipality of Woodlands No. 8 by Madeline L. Proctor, 1960.

We thank Dale Nicol for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 March 2017

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