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Welcome to Merritt ...

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Merritt, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated April 1, 1911.

The city of Merritt is 1,910 feet [582 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: Merritt lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: PST- Heure Normale du Pacifique (HNP), PDT- Heure Avancée du Pacifique (HAP).

Area codes for Merritt: (250) & (778)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Merritt: V1K<3>

Websites for Merritt ...

Official Website:   www.merritt.ca/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.merritt-chamber.bc.ca/

Communities Also Named Merritt ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Merritt - they are located in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Merritt.

Communities near Merritt ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Merritt.

  • Coyle
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coyle
    • Coyle lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Merritt
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coyle came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coyle
  • Lower Nicola
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Nicola
    • Lower Nicola lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Merritt
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Nicola came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Nicola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lower Nicola<6>
  • Nicola
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicola
    • Nicola lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Merritt
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicola
  • Canford Mill - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canford Mill
    • Canford Mill was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Merritt
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Canford Mill. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Quilchena
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quilchena
      • Quilchena lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Merritt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quilchena came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quilchena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quilchena<6>
    • Dot
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dot
      • Dot lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Merritt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dot came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dot
    • Aspen Grove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aspen Grove
      • Aspen Grove lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Merritt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aspen Grove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aspen Grove
    • Douglas Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas Lake
      • Douglas Lake lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the east of Merritt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglas Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas Lake
    • Logan Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan Lake
      • Logan Lake lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the north of Merritt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logan Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan Lake<6>
    • Lac Le Jeune
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lac Le Jeune
      • Lac Le Jeune lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Merritt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lac Le Jeune came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lac Le Jeune
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lac Le Jeune<6>

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Merritt ...

Looking for more information about Merritt? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Merritt, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Merritt.

Adding Merritt to Our Gazetteer ...

Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Merritt was on a map titled Map of British Columbia (from Gulf Refining, 1925).

We also found Merritt on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for British Columbia (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Merritt on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Merritt: www.merritt.ca/

The official website for Province of British Columbia: https://www.gov.bc.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Merritt - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250).
<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Merritt, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Merritt). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Merritt or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Merritt) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Merritt. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MerrittOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Merritt. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.1119, Longitude: -120.7884    
<5>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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