Mount Lehman

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: SW of Matsqui Island, in Abbotsford, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°07'00''N, 122°23'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92G/1

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Lehman (Post Office & Station) adopted 12 December 1939 on 92SE, as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Mount Lehman (Post Office) 20 October 1981 on 92G/1. Form of name changed to Mount Lehman (community) 28 February 1983 on 92G/1.

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

Mount Lehman Post Office was opened 1 May 1884.

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

Named after Isaac Lehman who pre-empted land around here in 1875. Later he moved to the Cariboo, subsequently was a blacksmith in New Westminster, and ended up as an undertaker in Ashcroft.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.