BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Lister
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: SE of Creston, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°02'35''N, 116°27'50''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.: 82F/1
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Origin Notes and History:

Camp Lister (Post Office) adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer; confirmed 7 December 1937 on Geological Survey sheet 603A, Nelson, and 16 July 1948 on 82F/E. Name changed to Lister (Post Office) 7 December 1950 on 82F/E; confirmed 6 December 1951 on Columbia River Basin manuscript 61. Form of name changed to Lister (community) 29 November 1984.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Camp Lister Post Office was opened 1 August 1920, named after Colonel Lister, MP. Re-named Lister Post Office 2 January 1951.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
.....Colonel Fred Lister, administrator of the soldier settlement established here after World War I. He became MLA for the Nelson-Creston riding.
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997