BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Birken
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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: N side of Gates Lake, NE of Pemberton, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°29'00''N, 122°37'00''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.: 92J/7
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Origin Notes and History:

Birken (Post Office & Station) adopted 6 September 1951 on 92 J, as labelled on BC map 3K, 1920 et seq. Birken (Post Office) identified in the 1966 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Birken (Railway Point) 31 May 1982 on 92 J/7; further changed to Birken (Locality) 31 March 1983 on 92J/7.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Birken Post Office opened 1 November 1920, named in association with Birkenhead River and Lake; closed 16 January 1970. At the time of closing, the post office was situated on L1171, 285 yards west of the PGER station.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office