Fireside

Feature Type:Locality - A named place or area, generally with a scattered population of 50 or less.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Alaska Highway Mile 543, N of junction of Kechika and Liard Rivers, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 59°40'23''N, 127°08'59''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 94M/11
Related Maps: 94M
94M/11

Origin Notes and History:

Fireside (Post Office) adopted 5 April 1961 on 94M/11. Form of name changed to Fireside (locality) 31 December 1982.

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

Fireside Post was opened 18 May 1961, so-named because of the "Fireside Inn" at Mile 543 that had been built the the U.S. Army in 1942.

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.