Brexton

Feature Type:Locality - A named place or area, generally with a scattered population of 50 or less.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SE of Gold Bridge, W of Lillooet, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°50'10''N, 122°49'30''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92J/15

Origin Notes and History:

Brexton (Post Office) adopted 12 December 1939 on BC Lands' map 3K, not Fish Lake (Post Office) as had been labelled on Geological Survey sheet 430A, Bridge River, 1936. Identified as Brexton (settlement) in the 1966 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Brexton (locality) 31 May 1982 on 92J/15.

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

Fish Lake Post Office opened here 1 October 1934. Name changed to Brexton Post Office 12 July 1938. The Post Office name is a contraction of "B.R.X. Town" in turn named after the B.R.X. Mine (BC Mines Report, 1933, p.266). Brexton Post Office closed 30 September 1942.

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