Fitzwilliam

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 CNR, between Yellowhead and Moose Lakes in Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°52'05"N, 118°40'11"W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 83D/15

Origin Notes and History:

Fitzwilliam (Station) adopted 17 January 1951 on Jasper Park map, at 52 53 - 118 41 as identified in CNR timetables from 1929; located 6.2 miles west of Lucerne and 10.4 miles west of Yellowhead. Coordinates adjusted 31 May 1983 to 52 52 - 118 40. No passenger service from 1986.

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

Named by CNR in association with nearby Mount Fitzwilliam, in turn named in 1863 by Viscount Milton after his family's senior title - his father was 6th Earl Fitzwilliam. See "The North-West Passage by Land" by Milton and Cheadle, published at London, 1865.

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