MacGregor, Manitoba

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MacGregor
Former town
MacGregor is located in Manitoba
MacGregor
MacGregor
Location of MacGregor in Manitoba
Coordinates: 49°57′58″N 98°46′43″W / 49.96611°N 98.77861°W / 49.96611; -98.77861Coordinates: 49°57′58″N 98°46′43″W / 49.96611°N 98.77861°W / 49.96611; -98.77861
Country Canada
Province Manitoba
Municipality North Norfolk
Amalgamated 1 January 2015
Population (2016)
 • Total 973
 • Density 457.2/km2 (1,184/sq mi)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central (CDT) (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 204
Website northnorfolk.ca

MacGregor is a community in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It held town status prior to January 1, 2015 when it amalgamated with the Rural Municipality of North Norfolk to form the Municipality of North Norfolk. MacGregor is located approximately 130 km (81 mi) west of Winnipeg and 80 km (50 mi) east of Brandon. It is a farming community, with the biggest industry in the area being agriculture. The community is surrounded by farms, and the Trans-Canada Highway is located just north of MacGregor.

History[edit]

The town is named after the Very Rev James MacGregor by the Canadian Pacific Railway who named a railway station after him, during his visit with the Marquis of Lome, around which the town grew.[1]

Demographics[edit]

MacGregor had a population of 963 in 2011 living in 391 of its 411 private dwellings. It had a land area of 2.13 km2 (0.82 sq mi) and therefore a population density of 452.7 people per square kilometer in 2011.[2]

Notable people[edit]

Notable individuals born or raised in MacGregor include former politician Leslie Harvard Eyres (1892-1983) and NDP cabinet minister Nancy Allan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/MacGregor,_James_(DNB12)
  2. ^ Statistics Canada. 2012. MacGregor, Manitoba (Code 4608048) and Division No. 8, Manitoba (Code 4608) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=4608048&Geo2=PR&Code2=01&Data=Count&SearchText=macgregor&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1 (accessed December 16, 2015).

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