Grand Rapids

Feature Type:Community - An unincorporated populated place, generally with a population of 50 or more, and having a recognized central area that might contain a post office, store and/or community hall, etc, intended for the use of the general public in the region.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: At junction Tachie and Kuzkwa Rivers, NW of Fort St. James, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°47'00''N, 124°53'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 93K/15

Origin Notes and History:

Grand Rapids (Indian Village) adopted 2 November 1937 on 93K. Formerly Kuzkwa. Identified as Grand Rapids (Settlement) in the 1953 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Grand Rapids (Community) 31 December 1978.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office