BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Bull River
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Feature Types.
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Locality - A named place or area, with or without a scattered population
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: E side Kootenay River at mouth of Bull River, E of Cranbrook, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°28'00''N, 115°27'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 82G/6
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Origin Notes and History:

Bull River (Post Office & Station) adopted 12 December 1939 on 82/SE as labelled on BC map 4D, 1913, and on BC map 1EM, 1915, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Bull River (Station) 7 December 1950 on Columbia River Basin manuscript 53. Form of name further changed to Bull River (Locality) 29 November 1984 (Ottawa file 203-2).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"Bull River Townsite" identified in Cranbrook Herald, 28 September 1911. Bull River Post Office was opened 15 September 1912; closed 31 May 1945.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office