[or-roots] changing name - Creek
reedsportchapmans at verizon.net
Wed Aug 20 20:13:03 PDT 2008
I don't know the exact procedure, but I know that if there is an "official"
name for the creek which as far as I know there has to be for the name to
appear on USGS quadrangle maps, changing it will require a certain amount of
Unless there is a politically correct reason for the name change you will
need to come up with some kind of historic evidence that your preferred name
takes precedence. I can pretty well guarantee you the name isn't going to
get changed just because you want it changed. Another hurdle may be that the
current name has a long enough "history" compared to the "correct" name that
the board may feel it should not be returned to the prior name. I know most
of the streams around where I grew up have different names than they did as
recently as a hundred years ago for various reasons. One of them is still
called Mud Creek by most of the folks that live around there, but it is
Boren Creek on the topo map and probably has been since before I came along.
From: or-roots-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
[mailto:or-roots-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us]On Behalf Of Nancy Lee
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 7:47 PM
To: or-roots mail list
Subject: Re: [or-roots] changing name - Creek
Cheryl Avgeris is the one I talked with in person when in Medford a week ago
on vacation. I was staying at the old homestead in Rogue River, OR. Cheryl
didn't know where to go to change the name of a creek she said.
Does the land/creek need to be surveyed before you apply for a name change?
I know a family member went in half (payed) with the neighbor next door. I
wonder if that survey will be enought to help change the name of creek?
Yes, the Rogue River - According to the USGS, variant and historical names
of the Rogue River include: Gold River, La Riviere aux Coquins, Les Coquins,
North Fork Rogue River, River Coquin, Trashit, Clamet River, McLeods River,
Rouge Clamet River, and Too-to-nez.
The town of Rogue River used to be called Tailholt then Woodville. It was
called Tailholt 1st because people had to cross the fast current in the
river by holding on to there horse's tail. They did this before the ferry &
where the bridge is now.
Thanks, Nancy St. Helens, OR.
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