Kerr Creek

Feature Type:Locality - A named place or area, generally with a scattered population of 50 or less.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Jolly Jack Creek, NE of Midway, W of Grand Forks, Similkameen Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°03'00''N, 118°45'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82E/2

Origin Notes and History:

Kerr Creek (settlement) adopted 3 April 1959 on 82E/SE as a well-established name. Subsequently changed to Kerr Creek (locality).

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

"After Robert D. Kerr, who had a cabin at the present Grand Forks in 1885, and settled on land at Kerr Creek in 1893. He was for many years Customs Officer at Midway and has now retired to Grand Forks. Mr. Kerr worked on the earliest surveys at Cascade, Grand Forks and Kettle Valley, and also at Cherry Creek east of Vernon." (Rupert W. Haggen, BCLS, Origin of Place Names in Boundary District, 1945 manuscript, file H.1.45.)

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office