Newton

Feature Type:Urban Community - A separately named area within the limits of an incorporated municipality
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: In Surrey Municipality, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°08'00''N, 122°51'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92G/2

Origin Notes and History:

Newton Station (Post Office) and Newton (Railway Station) were adopted 2 February 1936 on 92G/2, as labelled on BC map 2B, 1914. Re-submitted and passed as Newton (Post Office and Station) 15 September 1966 on 92G/SE. Form of name changed to Newton (Railway Point) 24 November 1980 on 92G/2. Form of name changed to Newton (Urban Community) 16 November 1995.

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

Newton Station Post Office opened 1 April 1914. Renamed Newton Post Office 6 June 1960

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

"...after Elias John Newton. "

Source: Nelson, Denys; Place Names of the Delta of the Fraser River; 1927, unpublished manuscript held in the Provincial Archives

"After E.J. Villeneuf, pioneer settler, saddler and harness maker; finding his neighbours had difficulty with his name, Villeneuf (New Town) obligingly changed it to Newton."

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.