Marysville

Feature Type:Community - An unincorporated populated place, generally with a population of 50 or more, and having a recognized central area that might contain a post office, store and/or community hall, etc, intended for the use of the general public in the region.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SE side of Kimberley, NW of Cranbrook, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°38'15''N, 115°57'25''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82G/12

Origin Notes and History:

Marysville (Post Office, Station) adopted 4 November 1926 on Geological Survey map 297A, Cranbrook, as labelled on BC Lands' map 1EM, 1915 (file C.2.26). Marysville (Settlement) confirmed 4 October 1932 on 82 G/12. Marysville incorporated as a Village Municipality 7 March 1949. Marysville (Municipality) dissolved and amalgamated within City of Kimberley 1 November 1968. Form of name changed to Marysville (Community) 31 January1983 on 82 G/12.

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

Marysville Post Office was opened 1 February 1902; closed 30 March 1926 then re-opened 1 February 1927. The CPR stations Marysville and Marysville Junction, located about 2 miles apart, are both labelled on 1915 maps (opening dates not recorded). Marysville Junction was renamed Fir (station) by CPR approximately February 1936, and was so-identified in timetables through October 1967 (date of cancellation not recorded). Marysville Station was closed per notice in CPR timetable 3 December 1965.

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

"After the Blessed Virgin, the town being built on St. Mary's River, which had been named by one of the O.M.I. fathers at nearby St. Eugene's Mission."

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; "1001 British Columbia Place Names"; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.