BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Brownsville
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Railway Point - A named railway siding, junction, or flag stop with or without an agent
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: On BNR, E side Fraser River opposite N end Annacis Island, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°11'45''N, 122°53'30''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.: 92G/2
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Origin Notes and History:

Brownsville (farm settlement) adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, located "opposite New Westminster". From of name changed to Brownsville (Railway Station) 1 August 1957 on 92G/SE, located "...on Great Northern Railway opposite New Westminster". Coordinates improved 15 May 1981 on 92G/2, as confirmed by Municipality of Surrey, located on Burlington Northern Railway.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Brownsville GNR station closed sometime after 1957. Name re-introduced by Burlington Northern Railway as the name of their railway timing point.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Labelled further south on 92G/2 ed.5, at 49 11 00 - 122 54 15 (no explanation provided).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office