Darfield

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: W side of North Thompson River below Little Fort, N of Kamloops, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°18'00''N, 120°11'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92P/8
Related Maps: 92P
92P/8

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