BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Lower Post
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Near junction of Dease and Liard Rivers, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 59°56'00''N, 128°30'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 104P/16
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 104P/15
104P/16
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Origin Notes and History:

Lower Post (Trading Post) adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Confirmed 21 December 1944 on 104NE. Form of name changed to Lower Post (Settlement) 9 June 1948 on 104P/16 and 104P/15. Form of name changed to Lower Post (Post Office) 6 June 1950 on 104P. Form of name changed to Lower Post (Locality) in the 1977 Supplement to the Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Lower Post (Community) 31 January 1983 on 104P/16 and 104P/15.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
The trading post had also been known as "Liard Post"
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
The original "lower post" was about half a mile from the mouth of the Dease River. The upper post was upstream on Dease Lake.
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.