Merville, British Columbia

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Merville is an unincorporated community in the Comox Valley between the City of Courtenay, Mount Washington, Dove Creek, and Black Creek near the east coast of Vancouver Island. It was named by soldiers returning to the Island after fighting in France for Canada in World War I.

The borders are nebulous and often hotly debated by residents,[citation needed] but clearly include Merville Road, the Merville General Store, and the Merville Community Hall, likely at the northern end. The agricultural community has outlasted and may have supplanted both the older logging and milling community referred to as the Headquarters townsite (along the Tsolum River at the end of Headquarters Road), and the Grantham community near Tsolum Elementary School.[citation needed]

Coordinates: 49°47′N 125°04′W / 49.783°N 125.067°W / 49.783; -125.067