Herchmer

Herchmer
Herchmer is located in Manitoba
Herchmer
Herchmer
Location of Herchmer in Manitoba
Coordinates: 57°22′13″N 94°10′10″W / 57.37028°N 94.16944°W / 57.37028; -94.16944[1]Coordinates: 57°22′13″N 94°10′10″W / 57.37028°N 94.16944°W / 57.37028; -94.16944[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceManitoba
RegionNorthern
Census division23
Elevation
100 m (300 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Time Zone)
Area codes204, 431
GNBC CodeGAKRR

Herchmer is an unincorporated area and community in Census division 23 in Northern Manitoba, Canada.[1][2] It is on the Owl River, a tributary of Hudson Bay.[2]

History

Named after the former Commissioner Lawrence Herchmer, Herchmer was founded with the building of the Hudson Bay Railway in the third decade of the 20th century.[3] The original final section line route from Port Nelson was abandoned, leading to the construction of the new route of the final section which opened in 1929. This new line from Amery north to Churchill included Herchmers along the way. Herchmer lies on the line between the settlements of Silcox to the south and Kellett to the north.[2]

Transportation

Herchmer is the site of Herchmer railway station, served by the Via Rail Winnipeg–Churchill train.[4] There is no actual station anymore and no residents at Herchmer.

References

  1. ^ a b "Herchmer". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. ^ a b c Map 11 (PDF) (Map). Official highway map of Manitoba. Manitoba Infrastructure. July 2016. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  3. ^ Hulgaard, William J. (William Joseph), 1932- (2002). Honoured in places remembered mounties across Canada. Heritage House. OCLC 757034824.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Herchmer train station". VIA Rail. Retrieved 2018-07-09.


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