The Township of Emo was settled in the early 1880’s by pioneers who arrived to free homesteads. The settlers were confronted by many hardships and hard work in the undomesticated country. The river was the main route of transportation, until the CNR lines were built in the early 1900’s.
Emo’s three townships – Carpenter, Lash and Aylsworth, each surveyed in the late 1800’s to make up Emo as it is known today. A meeting of the electors was held on October 7, 1899 to nominate the first Reeve and four Councillors. On November 13, 1899, the council hired their first Clerk-Treasurer.
Alex Luttrell, the first Reeve, named the Village of Emo after his birth place in Ireland.
The Township of Emo at–a-glance…
Township Population – 1,186
Households – 540
Geographical & Weather Data
City Area – 20,632 Hectares
Altitude – 337 m above sea level
Location – Latitude 48, 38 min. North; Longitude 95, 50 min. West
Average Annual Precipitation – Rain: 500.6 mm; Snow: 148.1 cm
Annual Daily Maximum temp – 8.6 C
Annual Daily Minimum Temp – -4.5 C
Mean Daily Temp (Annual) – 2.1 C
Highest Temperature Recorded – 41.7 C (July)
Lowest Temperature Recorded – -50 C (February)
Surface Distance to Other Centres
Fort Frances – 35 km
Winnipeg – 325 km
Minneapolis – 510 km
Thunder Bay – 375 km
Kenora 180 km