& Heritage > The Weyburn Story
Some people claim Weyburn was named after a railway man who supervised
the laying of steel. There are others, however, who insist the City got its
name from a Scot. There's the story that on a hot summer's afternoon, an exploring
Scot, on coming across the Souris River, exclaimed "Wee Burn", and
hence, the community became Wee Burn later changed to Weyburn.
Records indicate the community of Weyburn was founded in 1899
when people started to arrive and a settlement started to take shape around
a station house and freight shed. 1902 was a boom year when an invasion of Americans
brought in a number of new business enterprises from across the border and Weyburn
was incorporated as a village. On August 5, 1903, Weyburn was incorporated as
a town and achieved City status on September 1, 1913. Weyburn
City Hall was constructed in 1914.