Vassar, Manitoba

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Vassar is a community located in southeastern Manitoba. It is located in the Rural Municipality of Piney, approximately 5 km (3.1 mi) north of the Canada–United States border with Minnesota.


Vassar's first inhabitants settled in 1896 with the railroad's arrival. It is commonly believed that Vassar got its name after the first-born son of one of the first inhabitants, the Carpenter family.

The first store, post office, and school were all built in the early 1900s. A hotel was built in the late 1920s and parts of that building are incorporated into a current motel.


  • Geographical Names of Manitoba - Vassar (pg. 281) :published by Conservation Manitoba 2008

Coordinates: 49°05′52″N 95°49′53″W / 49.09778°N 95.83139°W / 49.09778; -95.83139