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Merritt; Provincial Court House

Merritt Court House, 1840 Nicola Avenue, Merritt BC; built in 1914.

"Origin Notes and History:

[Merritt] Originally called "Forksdale" because of its position at the junction of the Nicola and Coldwater Rivers. Re-named Merritt in August 1906 after William Hamilton Merritt, a mining engineer from Toronto, and one of the promoters of the Nicola, Kamloops and Similkameen Coal & Railway Co. It is not clear if Merritt had actually settled in the town that would bear his name. See also the municipality's own website. Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office"
[Cited: BC Government 2013]


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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:Canada
Keywords:17-Aug-09, 2009, British Columbia, Canada, Merritt, Merritt; Provincial Court House, TNRD, Thompson-Nicola Regional District

Merritt; Provincial Court House