Origin Notes and History:
Decision on 82E/SW.
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa
Probably the "River of Wild Horses" mentioned by David Douglas, botanist, 1833 (Edward Sabine, "Report on... Observations... by David Douglas...," MS, Royal Society, London). Labelled "Marron R." on Trutch Map, 1871. Marron is a French word; one of its meanings is "domestic animal that has become wild." The name probably refers to the wild horses which, according to Mrs. William Allen and Mr. F. M. Buckland, abounded hereabouts in early days. (12th Report of the Okanagan Historical Society, 1948)
Source: included with note