Cracroft

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: E end of Forward Bay, S side of West Cracroft Island, Johnstone Strait, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°31'35''N, 126°22'50''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92L/9

Origin Notes and History:

Cracroft (Post Office and settlement) adopted 6 April 1950 on 92/NW; located at 50° 34' 10" - 126° 16' 20" at the head of Port Harvey. Form of name changed to Cracroft (locality) 26 April 1965 on 92L, and location changed to 50° 31' 35" - 126° 22' 50" on the east side of Forward Bay (file A.3.65).

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

Cracroft Post Office was opened 15 June 1905, located on the west side of Lot 474 at the head of Port Harvey; relocated 1/2 mile eastward to Lot 1790 some time before 17 October 1928, according to postmaster's sketch. Cracroft Post Office was closed 15 June 1945; re-opened 1 November 1945, still located at head of Port Harvey; relocated 2 July 1951 to Lot 1070 on the east shore of Forward Bay; closed permanently 27 August 1951. Only 2 people residing at original location of Cracroft Bay Post Office according to 1961 Census; 4 people residing there according to 1976 Census. See Cracroft Islands.

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