Ootischenia

Feature Type:Community - An unincorporated populated place, generally with a population of 50 or more, and having a recognized central area that might contain a post office, store and/or community hall, etc, intended for the use of the general public in the region.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E side of Columbia River, just SE of Castlegar airport, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°17'14''N, 117°37'22''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82F/5

Origin Notes and History:

Ootishenia (settlement) adopted 6 December 1951 on Columbia River Basin manuscript 14. Spelling changed to Ootischenia (settlement) 5 March 1959 on 82F/SW, as identified in 1945 Dept. of Education records and in 1955 RCMP Gazetteer. Subsequently changed to Ootischenia (community). See Doukhobor Genealogy Website: http://www.doukhobor.org/settlements.html

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

Spelled "Oteshenie" by Land Settlement Board and on Land Use plan 4T61 (dates not cited); spelled "Ooteshenie" in Report of Doukhobor Research Ctte, 1952, Harry Hawthorne, editor (copy at UBC); spelled "Ootshenie" in other early geographical sources (dates/titles not cited). See also Doukhobor Genealogy Website: http://www.doukhobor.org/settlements.html (January 2008)

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