Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bates Town Site (Bates, RM of Dufferin)

On the site of this monument once stood the village of Bates, in the Rural Municipality of Dufferin, which existed here from 1891 to 1912. Named for its first postmaster, John Bates, the village consisted of a church, store, school, post office, and blacksmith shop. The community was bypassed by the railroad in favour of the nearby community of Sperling.

This sign was erected in 2003 by the Carman/Dufferin Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee.

Bates commemorative sign

Bates commemorative sign (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Bates commemorative sign

Bates commemorative sign (May 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.51736, W97.80895
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Almassipi Post Office (RM of Dufferin)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Salterville Post Office (RM of Dufferin)


Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 January 2022

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