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A Brief History

The Rural Municipality of Morris is located approximately 50 kilometres or 30 minutes southwest of Winnipeg. The major routes that go through the RM are highways 75 & 23.


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The RM of Morris has a fascinating and important history. It begins with Aboriginal peoples who traversed the area for centuries. And it continues, in the late 1860s, when the first settlers began trickling in, leading to our founding as a Municipality in 1880, and up to the present, we have been an industrious, productive and vibrant community.

For a detailed history of the RM of Morris, see Furrows in the Valley: A Centennial Project of the Rural Municipality of Morris, 1880–1980, the local history of the RM and its people (listed on the Manitobia site: Digital Resources on Manitoba History).