BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Kerr Creek
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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: Jolly Jack Creek, NE of Midway, W of Grand Forks, Similkameen Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°03'00''N, 118°45'00''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.: 82E/2
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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