Negro Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SE then N into Negro Lake, N side of Moyie River SW of Cranbrook, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°25'41''N, 115°56'35''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82G/5
Related Maps: 82F/8

Origin Notes and History:

Nigger Creek was approved in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Name changed to Negro Creek 3 May 1961 on Ottawa file OBF 3177; confirmed 7 November 1962. Coordinates of mouth altered 2 November 1988 on 82G/5 to 49 25 45 - 115 56 30 (NAD27).

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.