BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Oyama
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Feature Types.
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: On C.P.R. and C.N.R., N end of Wood Lake, S of Vernon, Osoyoos Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°07'00''N, 119°22'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 82L/3
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Origin Notes and History:

Oyama Post Office adopted 7 February 1951, as labelled on BC Map 1EM, Kootenay, Osoyoos & Similkameen Mining Divisions, 1915. Status changed to Community 31 March 1983 on 82L/3.
Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.
After Prince Iwao Oyama (1842-1916), Japanese Commander-in-Chief in Russo-Japanese War, 1904.
Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.
Oyama Post Office opened May 1, 1906.
Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.
Not an Indian name, but that of Prince Iwao Oyama (1842-1916), Japanese field marshal, captor of Port Arthur in the First Sino-Japanese War, and commander in Manchuria in the Russo-Japanese War. The Post Office at Oyama was opened in 1906.
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; "1001 British Columbia Place Names"; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.