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Delburne, Settlement

Delburne began with the survey of the railway in 1910. The townsite was then put on sale on October 4, 1910 and was bought by Wilfred G. Clendening and M.J. Manning. A folklore legend exists about the naming of the village of Delburne. Wilfred Clendening once lived in St. Louis, Missouri. An employee there was named Wilburne and Clendening liked the name so much that he submitted it to the register of towns. He was advised that there was already a town by that name. He thought of words that rhymed with Wilburne and arrived at Delburne.
Soon enough, there were people eager to start a new community. In the late 1920s, Delburne experienced many fires, which destroyed the hotel, a house, post office and many businesses.

Grand Trunk Pacific Railway

Grand Trunk Pacific Railway