BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Darfield
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: W side of North Thompson River below Little Fort, N of Kamloops, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°18'00''N, 120°11'00''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/8
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 92P
92P/8
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Origin Notes and History:

Darfield (Post Office) adopted 3 March 1955 on 92P. Form of name changed to Darfield (community) 15 December 1982 on 92P/8.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Darfield Post Office was opened 16 July 1937; so-named by first postmaster Hubert Janning as a derivation of the name of the surrounding Darlington School District, and as a nod to his childhood home in Germany, Darfeld.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office