Lemon Creek

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: S of Slocan Lake, NW of Nelson, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°42'00''N, 117°29'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82F/11

Origin Notes and History:

Lemon Creek (flag stop) identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer - located on CPR. Lemon Creek (station) adopted 7 July 1955 on Columbia River Basin manuscript 64, as labelled on BC Landds' map 4B, 1946. Form of name changed to Lemon Creek (community) 29 November 1984.

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

Named in association with the nearby creek of the same name, in turn after Robert Lemon, prominent pre-WW I merchant of Nelson.

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