Historic Sites of Manitoba: McCreery School No. 797 (Municipality of Norfolk-Treherne)

The McCreery School District (not to be confused with the McCreary School District at McCreary) was established in June 1893 and a one-classroom wood frame school operated at SE28-8-9W in the Rural Municipality of South Norfolk, on land donated by farmer William McCreery, for whom the district was named. The school closed in 1943 as students from the area went to Treherne Consolidated School. The district was dissolved in 1959. The school building was sold to a local farmer who moved it to his property for use as a granary. It is commemorated by the name of the adjacent municipal road.

Among the teachers who worked at McCreery School were Beatrice A. Mott (August-October 1918), W. F. Baker (January-June 1919), Kenneth Fessendon, Miss Mitchell, John W. Wilton, Andrew Moore, Beatrice Parker, Gwen Anderson (1941-1942), and Olive Elliot (1942-1943).

McCreery School

McCreery School (no date) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 2.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.68708, W98.62023
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William McCreery (1861-1943)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: McCreary School No. 1348 (McCreary, Municipality of McCreary)


Cummin’s Rural Directory Map for Manitoba published by the Cummins Map Company, 404 Chambers of Commerce, Winnipeg, 1923. [Copies held by Edward M. Ledohowski and Gordon Goldsborough]

One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

Tiger Hills to the Assiniboine - A History of Treherne and Surrounding District by Treherne Area History Committee, page 62.

Manitoba School Records Collection, McCreery School District No. 797 - Daily Registers, GR4523, Archives of Manitoba.

McCreery land grant (SE28-8-9W), Western Land Grants (1870-1930), Library and Archives Canada.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Alan Mason and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 May 2024

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