BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Anderson Lake
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Feature Types.
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Lake - Inland body of standing water
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Expansion of Dove Creek, NW of Courtenay, Comox Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°43'48''N, 125°11'55''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92F/11
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Origin Notes and History:

Dove Lake adopted 31 December 1945 on C3591, as labelled on 1944 Department of National Defence map 654A, Courtenay (file C.1.45). Objections raised by Comox-Courtenay Board of Trade and name changed to Anderson Lake 7 October 1948 on 92 F/11, to conform to local usage (file F.2.34)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Anderson is the well-established local name, after trapper Tommy Anderson, "....a fine old pioneer and trail blazer who built a cabin here in the 1920's.... another at McKenzie Lake and one on Mount Wood. [He] died some years ago." (letter May 1936, file F.2.34)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office