Crescent Spur

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: W side Fraser River above Morkill River, NW of McBride, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°35'00''N, 120°41'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 93H/10

Origin Notes and History:

Crescent Spur (Post Office & Station) adopted 12 March 1965, as long-identified in post office and railway records, and as identified in the 1953 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Crescent Spur (station) October 1970. Form of name changed to Crescent Spur (locality) 15 December 1982.

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

Crescent Island (station) identified on pre-emptor's map, 1915, named by CNR in association with the nearby island in the Fraser River; subsequently renamed by CNR Crescent Spur (station). Crescent Spur Post Office was opened 29 December 1944; closed 21 July 1969; re-opened 15 January 1975; closed 9 March 1977, etc.

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