BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: East Wellington
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Feature Types.
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: N side of Westwood Lake, within City of Nanaimo, Mountain Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°10'15''N, 124°00'33''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92F/1
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Origin Notes and History:

East Wellington (Post Office) adopted 4 August 1949 on 92 F/1, as labelled on BC map 2A, 1913 et seq. Form of name changed to East Wellington (Settlement) in 1977 supplement to the 1966 BC Gazetteer, adjacent to City of Nanaimo. Form of name changed to East Wellington (Community) 31 December 1982 on 92 F/1, now within City of Nanaimo municipal boundary.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office