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Historic Sites of Manitoba: McLeod School No. 239 (RM of Rockwood)

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The McLeod School District was established in August 1883 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at N27-14-1W in the Rural Municipality of Rockwood. Named for municipal councilor Dugald McLeod, one of the earliest residents of the area, the school was built by James F. McCulloch. In October 1913, the district was consolidated with Brant School No. 84 to form the Brant Consolidated School District, and a new, two-storey brick school was constructed in the nearby village of Argyle. The former school building was renovated into a private residence.

Among the teachers who worked at McLeod School were James McLeod, Violet (Patterson) Ballantyne, Miss Hornabrook, J. J. Campbell, Alexander M. Campbell (1897-1907), Alex Todd, E. R. Mills, Fred Baragar, and Grace Patterson.

The former McLeod School building

The former McLeod School building (no date)
Source: Hands Across the Meridian, A History of Brant-Argyle, 2000.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.22608, W97.51723
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Dugald McLeod (1840-1918)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: McLeod School / McLeod Education Centre (530 McLeod Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Donald McLeod School No. 2221 (270 Wallace Avenue, RM of East St. Paul)


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.

This page was prepared by Shayne Campbell and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 March 2021

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