BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Dallas
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Part of City of Kamloops, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°40'00''N, 120°10'00''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.: 92I/9
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Origin Notes and History:

Dallas (settlement) adopted 15 January 1971 on 92I/9, as identified in Department of Education school lists, and identified on road signs (1962 or earlier); unincorporated, located 7 miles east of Kamloops, since amalgamated within Kamloops municipal boundary. Form of name changed to Dallas (community) 24 August 1978 on 92I/NE.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
This Dallas bears the name of Alexander Grant Dallas, son-in-law of Governor Douglas and at one time Hudson Bay Company agent at Victoria. From 1862 until 1864 Dallas was the Hudson Bay Company's governor at Fort Garry. He subsequently moved to London where he became an advisory director of the Company. He died in 1882.
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.