Field

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: In Yoho National Park, NE of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°23'45''N, 116°29'18''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/8

Origin Notes and History:

Field (Station) adopted 1 March 1904 in the 5th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada. Identified as Field (Post Office & Flag Station) in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, then Field (Post Office) in the 1953 Gazetteer. Confirmed as Field (Post Office & Station) 1 May 1958 on 82N/8. Form of name changed to Field (community) 31 March 1983 on 82N/8.

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

Field Post Office was opened in 1886.

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

Named by CPR railway officials in 1884, after Cyrus West Field (1819-1892), an American merchant who had laid the first Atlantic cable, 1858, and a second line in 1866; Mr. Field was visiting the Canadian Rockies the year that CPR named the station and nearby mountain after him.

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