Historic Sites of Manitoba: Nelsonville Cemetery / Dunston Cemetery (RM of Thompson)

Established around 1875 to receive burials from the Village of Nelson, this cemetery is still used by the local community and is known locally as Dunston Cemetery. A monument was erected there in July 1962.

Nelsonville Cemetery Monument

Nelsonville Cemetery Monument (October 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Aerial view of Nelsonville Cemetery

Aerial view of Nelsonville Cemetery (January 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.28117, W98.19982
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Nelson (RM of Thompson)


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.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 May 2022

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