Reston, Manitoba

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Reston
Reston is located in Manitoba
Reston
Reston
Location of Reston in Manitoba
Coordinates: 49°33′27″N 101°5′36″W / 49.55750°N 101.09333°W / 49.55750; -101.09333Coordinates: 49°33′27″N 101°5′36″W / 49.55750°N 101.09333°W / 49.55750; -101.09333
Country  Canada
Province  Manitoba
Region Westman Region
Census Division No. 6
Government
 • Governing Body Rural Municipality of Pipestone Council
 • MP Larry Maguire
 • MLA Vacant
Population (2006 Census[1])
 • Urban 550
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Postal Code R0M 1X0
Area code(s) 204
NTS Map 062F11
GNBC Code GAWXR

Reston is a small community in southwestern Manitoba, located near the border of Saskatchewan on the west and North Dakota on the south. It is the biggest town in the Rural Municipality of Pipestone, which also includes the towns of Sinclair, Cromer and Pipestone. The population is about 550.[2]

The name of the town was derived from the area where many of the original settlers came from, which was Reston Junction in Berwickshire, Scotland. The Post Office opened in 1890 on 9-7-27W. It was also a Canadian Pacific railway point and there was a school district which had the name Lanark and a district named Reston was later located on 9-7-27W.

On October 2012, Reston made headlines as the town officials put on a price tag of $10 per land in the town in order to attract families and businesses to the town.[3][4]

References[edit]

  • Geographical Names of Manitoba - Reston (page 227) - the Millennium Bureau of Canada