Yankee Flats

Feature Type:Locality - A named place or area, generally with a scattered population of 50 or less.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W of junction of Fowler Creek and Salmon River, W of Enderby, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°31'00''N, 119°22'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82L/11

Origin Notes and History:

Yankee Flats (Settlement) adopted 1 October 1959 on 82L/NW as a local name according to 1958 Geographic Culture Check, and as listed on school card and 1948 Directory. Form of name changed to Yankee Flats (Locality) 29 November 1984 on 82L/11 and on Ottawa file 203-2.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

Previously may have been called Salmon River Bench (Settlement), and/or Salmon Bench.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.