BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Jesmond
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Feature Types.
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Locality - A named place or area, with or without a scattered population
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: On Jesmond Creek, W. of Little White Lake, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°15'00''N, 121°57'00''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.: 92P/5
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Origin Notes and History:

Jesmond (Post Office) adopted 3 March 1955 on 92P as identified in the 1953 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Jesmond (locality) 29 November 1984 on Ottawa file 203-2, as identified in the 1966 BC Gazetteer.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Jesmond Post Office was opened 1 March 1918, as named by the postmaster after his father's birthplace - the postmaster's father, P. Coldwell, was born at Jesmond, a suburb of Newcastle on Tyne. Jesmond Post Office was closed 31 March 1960.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office