Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cuthbert Grant and Grantown Plaques (RM of St. Francois Xavier)

Near this site in the Rural Municipality of St. Francois Xavier lived Cuthbert Grant, founder of Grantown, now St. Francois Xavier. His father, Cuthbert Grant, was a prominent North West Company trader. Cuthbert Grant Jr. became an outstanding leader of the Métis and led the North West Company forces at the Battle of Seven Oaks in 1816. The Hudson’s Bay Company named him Warden of the Plains in 1828. His task was to marshall the Métis in defence of the Red River Settlement. Later he became Councillor, Sheriff, and Magistrate of the District of Assiniboia. These monuments were erected at this site by the Manitoba Heritage Council.

Cuthbert Grant commemorative plaques

Cuthbert Grant commemorative plaques (June 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90990, W97.53600
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cuthbert Grant Plaque (St. Francois Xavier, RM of St. Francois Xavier)


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 February 2021

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