Marron River

Feature Type:River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SE. towards Skaha Lake, Similkameen Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°21'51''N, 119°34'51''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82E/5

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