BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Yale
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: W side of the Fraser River, N of Hope, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°33'45''N, 121°25'50''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92H/11
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Origin Notes and History:

Yale (Station) adopted 6 October 1936 on 92H. Form of name changed to Yale (Post Office) in the 1966 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Yale (community) 14 May 1982 on 92H/11.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Ovid Allard established a new Hudsons Bay Company post here in 1847; the post was named Fort Yale, after James Murray Yale.
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa
Near the CPR station, Parks Canada has installed a National Historic Site monument "to mark the site of Fort Yale, the southern terminal of the Cariboo Wagon Road, built 1862-65, which extended northward 400 miles to the Cariboo gold fields."
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office