BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Crescent Beach
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: E side of Boundary Bay just NW of White Rock (municipality), New Westminster Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°03'00''N, 122°53'00''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.: 92G/2
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Origin Notes and History:

Crescent (Post Office & Station) adopted 11 February 1936, as labelled on BC map 2B, 1914. Name changed to Crescent Beach (Post Office & Station) 23 December 1951 on 92G/2. Form of name subsequently changed to Crescent Beach (village), then changed to Crescent Beach (community) 24 November 1980 on 92G/2.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Crescent Lodge Post Office was opened 1 May 1907. Renamed Crescent Post Office 1 April 1909. Renamed Crescent Beach Post Office 23 December 1951 (by that time, located in SE 1/4 Sec 19 Tp 1, W6M); post office closed 30 September 1959. Meanwhile, GNR changed their station name from Crescent to Crescent Beach in April or May 1952; station not identified in GNR and BNR timetables after October 1969.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"So-named by land owners and subdividers from of the crescent shape of Mud Bay, because they disliked the name Blackies Spit which then applied to the area."
Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions