Corbin

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: S of Crownest Pass, NE of Fernie, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°31'00''N, 114°39'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82G/10

Origin Notes and History:

Corbin (settlement) adopted 12 December 1939 on 82SE, as labelled on BC map 1EM, 1915. Form of name changed to Corbin (locality) 27 July 1964.

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

Corbin Post Office was opened 1 April 1909; closed 28 February 1947.

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

"Daniel Chase Corbin (1836-1918), Spokane, railway builder, land and coal mine owner, promoter of irrigation projects, sugar beet factory, etc, founded this place in 1908. Post Office established 1909, Dr. John Stanhope Gladwin postmaster." (Provincial Archives' Place Names File, compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey) compare with: "After Austin Corbin II ( -1945), from Spokane; president of Corbin Collieries and president of Eastern British Columbia Railway Company; the Corbin family were prominent capitalists in Spokane in the early days." (c1982 advice from Provincial Archives) [relationship of Daniel Corbin and Austin Corbin not cited]

Source: included with note

Named after D.C. Corbin, president of Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa