Drynoch

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 CPR, E side of Thompson River below Spences Bridge (community), between Lytton and Ashcroft, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°20'21''N, 121°23'43''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92I/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 408A, Ashcroft, as labelled on BC map 2B, 1914.

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

Named by H.A.F. McLeod, CPR construction engineer here, 1882-1885, after Drynoch on the Isle of Skye [Scotland], the seat of the Clan McLeod. (April 1963 letter, file 01296-M)

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

In November 1953 Mr. Shaw asked that the name be changed, but the request was turned down by CPR and by the Geographic Board (file A.1.36)

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