Gypsumville, Manitoba

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Gypsumville
Gypsumville is located in Manitoba
Gypsumville
Gypsumville
Location of Gypsumville in Manitoba
Coordinates: 51°46′8″N 98°38′5″W / 51.76889°N 98.63472°W / 51.76889; -98.63472Coordinates: 51°46′8″N 98°38′5″W / 51.76889°N 98.63472°W / 51.76889; -98.63472
Country  Canada
Province  Manitoba
Region Interlake
Census Division No. 18
Government
 • Governing Body Rural Municipality of Grahamdale Council
 • MP James Bezan
 • MLA Thomas G. Nevakshonoff
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Postal Code R0C 1J0
Area code(s) 204
NTS Map 062O15
GNBC Code GAKCE

Gypsumville is a community in north-central Manitoba in Canada. It is located approximately 242 kilometres north-northwest from Winnipeg on the north bank of Lake St. Martin in the Rural Municipality of Grahamdale. There are 285 people living in and 175 housing units within the community.[1]

The community was named Gypsumville after a post office with a same name was opened in 1905. The office was named after the gypsum deposits found in the area. Deposits were discovered in 1888 and by 1890 mining operations begun. A shortline railway was built from Gypsumville to the shore of Lake Manitoba, where the gypsum was transloaded on to barges and shipped to a railhead on the Whitemud River at south end of the lake, near the present community of Westbourne.[2] In 1912 the Canadian National Railway built a rail line in to Gypsumville. Both of the railway lines are now abandoned.

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