Jesmond

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: On Jesmond Creek, W. of Little White Lake, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°15'00''N, 121°57'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92P/5

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