June 24, 2022

The Origin of Yellowhead County Place Names

What’s in a name?

Toponymy is the study of place names, and the names of locations in Yellowhead County have a rich and interesting history.

The Yellowhead County Heritage Program has been digging into that history, and they have created an interactive map where you can find a place and learn more about how that location got its name.

You can interact with the map below, or click here to check it out!

The map will be updated frequently as more research is done. If you have a place name you would like added to the map, reach out to the Yellowhead County Heritage Program on Facebook.

Note: The image on this page features Brule, a beautiful area in Yellowhead County. Brule is one of the many names you can find out more about on the toponymy map!