Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hnausa West Cemetery (Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton)

This cemetery in the Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton was created in 1891 due to a split in the congregation of the Lutheran Church at Hnausa. It is located across the road from the site of the Breidavik Church and the original Hnausa East / Breidavik Cemetery. Signage at both cemeteries now is simply "Hnausa Cemetery" but this cemetery is also referred to as Hnausa Kirkjubae Cemetery or the West Cemetery.

Entrance to Hnausa West Cemetery

Entrance to Hnausa West Cemetery (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Entrance to Hnausa West Cemetery

Hnausa West Cemetery (June 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.91974, W96.97554
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Breidavik Lutheran Church (Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hnausa East Cemetery / Breidavik Cemetery (Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton)


Historic Breiðavík (Hnausa) Cemetery, Icelandic River Historic Sites.

A list of burials in this cemetery is available from the Manitoba Genealogical Society, including a searchable online database available to members at the MGS Manitoba Name Index (MANI). Some additional information is contained in the 1996 MGS publication Carved in Stone: Manitoba Cemeteries and Burial Sites, revised edition, Special Projects Publication, 106 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Rose Kuzina.

Page revised: 6 September 2020

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