Queensborough

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: E end of Lulu Island, in New Westminster, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°11'00''N, 122°56'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92G/2

Origin Notes and History:

Queensborough (Post Office) adopted 11 February 1936. Form of name changed to Queensborough (post office & railway point) 10 March 1975. Form of name changed to Queensborough (community) 15 Febuary 1982.

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

Queensborough Post Office was opened 1 December 1908, so-named to recall an early name for New Westminster. Post Office closed 18 May 1910; re-opened 1 April 1911. (see "New Westminster" for information about the origin of the name).

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