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Crofton, BC (Nearby: Westholme, Maple Bay, North Cowichan, Tzouhalem, Chemainus)

8121 York Ave
Crofton, British Columbia
V0R 1R0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island

Description From Owner:
  • Crofton, after Henry Croft, a mining engineer who was a brother-in-law of James Dunsmuir, the coal and lumber magnate. In 1900 Croft, manager of the Lenora, Mt. Sicker Copper Mining Company, bought land on Osborn Bay on which to build a smelter.
  • In 1902, when a village was built to house the 400 men working at the smelter, it was named Crofton.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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