Brownsville

Feature Type:Railway Point - A named railway siding, junction, flag stop or timing point with or without an agent.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BNR, E side Fraser River opposite N end Annacis Island, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°11'45''N, 122°53'30''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92G/2

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