The following events took place in 1891...
- 5th — The 1891 Census takes place.
- 21st — 15-year-old Welsh servant girl Catherine Dennis is discovered murdered at the Ivy Hotel in Linthwaite.
- 27th — The ceremonial first sod of earth was cut for the Butterley Reservoir by Alderman James Crosland, the Deputy Chairman of the Waterworks Committee. A full account of the ceremony, which took place in torrential rain, was printed in the Huddersfield Daily Chronicle the following day.