New Bothwell, Manitoba

New Bothwell, Manitoba R0A 1C0


New Bothwell is a community in the Rural Municipality of Hanover, Manitoba, Canada. It is located approximately 15 kilometers northwest of Steinbach on Provincial Road 216, one kilometer south of Provincial Road 311 and six kilometers north of Highway 52. It has a population of approximately 500.New Bothwell is serviced by a post office, a restaurant/convenience store, recreation center, an elementary/junior high school, a volunteer fire department, and two nearby churches. The local Chamber of Commerce and the local recreation committee organize community events such as an annual fall dinner, the winter carnival, and the summer fair.Bothwell CheeseNew Bothwell is home to award-winning cheese producer Bothwell Cheese. Established in 1936, Bothwell Cheese was originally a co-operative owned by the local dairy producers. Over the years, Bothwell Cheese has earned a solid reputation as a world-class cheese maker, producing over 25 varieties of cheese, and made the community known for its cheese.HistoryThe New Bothwell area was settled by Mennonites who immigrated from Russia in the 1870s. Several small villages were established throughout the area, although nearly all have disappeared. One of the original villages was Kronsthal (generally translated as "Crown Valley" although local historians suggest "Crane Valley" may have been the intent), which was located on the western edge of what is now New Bothwell. It consisted of a few farms and a private school, among other things.


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