15 Things you want to know about place name changes!


15 Things you want to know about place name changes!

Places changed and evolved.  Here are 15 things you want to know about place name changes in Saskatchewan!  Historians and genealogists break through brick walls discovering how the historic place name is marked on contemporary maps.  How have place name alterations change the way we think?  With the discovery of the contemporary place name genealogists and historians become alerted to the correct location for cemeteries, local history books, museums, local history committees, libraries, mailing lists, and query boards.  Brick walls come tumbling down.   You haven't seen this place name changes list on Buzzfeed!

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Place Name Changes

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  • BLUEBIRD is final name for the one room school district #3425 at SE 5-47-10-W3 which was first named COYOTE
  • BONNIE VIEW The first post office at NW 6-28-13-W3. Later CP siding GLAMIS NW 7-28-17-W3
  • BONNINGTON Post Office SE 28-29-3-W3 serving area now known as KENASTON village
  • BORASTON Post Office SW 24-32-19-W3 serving area which evolved into PLENTY village
  • CARISS Echo first post office SE 18 3 20 W3 then CARISS SW 16 4 21 W3 then LOOMIS CP siding SW 14-3-21-W3 for the area 
  • CARMYLE Farm first name, then appeared on maps as HOPEHILL post office NE 26-16-2-W2
  • CHESTERFIELD rural municipality 261 formed from merger of ROYAL CANADIAN rural municipality 261 and MANTARIO rural municipality 262
  • COYOTE First name for the one room school district #3425 SE 5-47-10-W3 later named BLUEBIRD
  • ETHMUIR SW 30-34-24-W3 post office appears on map followed by ONWARD Canadian Pacific Siding NE 15-34-24-W3
  • ETOIMAMI First name given for HUDSON BAY town 9-45-3-W2
  • GLAMIS Canadian Pacific Siding NW 7-28-13-W3 appears on map in the same area as BONNIE VIEW post office
  • GLIDDEN Hutterite Colony SW 27-25-23-W3 first name HOLBECK SE 14-26-24-W3
  • HOLBECK at SE 14-26-24-W3 first name for GLIDDEN Hutterite Colony SW 27-25-23-W3
  • HOPEHILL Post Office at NE 26-16-2-W2 appears on map, first placename was CARMYLE farm
  • HUDSON BAY Town at 9-45-3-W2 had the first name of ETOIMAMI
  • KENASTON Village at NE 19-29-2-W3 had the first name of BONNINGTON post office at SE 28-29-3-W3, or Bonnington Springs
  • KHEDIVE Hamlet at NE 4-8-19-W2 first referred to as ROYHOLM post office SE 22-7-19-W2
  • LOOMIS Canadian Pacific Siding at SW 14-3-21-W3 residents served by Echo Post Office SE 18-3-20-W3, then by CARISS SW 16-4-21-W3
  • MANTARIO Rural Municipality 262 merged with ROYAL CANADIAN to become CHESTERFIELD rural municipality 261 at 25-27-W3
  • MILBURN first name for SALVIA post office SW 13-21-38-W3
  • MILDEN Village NW 17-29-11-W3 absorbed KEMAH SW 30-34-24-W3
  • ONWARD Canadian Pacific Siding at NE 15-34-24-W3 the original post office on maps appeared as ETHMUIR SW 30-34-24-W3
  • PETER POND Hamlet at N 11-49-27-W2 the current site, however in 1776 STURGEON FORT at this location 
  • PLENTY Village at SW 33-32-19-W3 first served by BORASTON post office SW 24-32-19-W3
  • ROYAL CANADIAN Rural Municipality 262 merged with MANTARIO to become CHESTERFIELD rural municipality 261 at 25-27-W3
  • ROYHOLM Post office first served the area at SE 22-7-19-W2 before KHEDIVE hamlet sprang up NE 4-8-19-W2
  • STURGEON FORT established 1776 by Peter Pond on historic maps, is now PETER POND hamlet at N 11-49-27-W2


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