Croydon

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: W side of Fraser River between Valemount and McBride, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°04'00''N, 119°43'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 83E/4

Origin Notes and History:

Croydon (flag station) adopted 23 May 1963, as labelled on BC map 3H, 1919, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Croydon (locality) 31 May 1983 on 83E/4.

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

GTPR's Croydon flag station was named after Croydon, England (identity of the namer, and the significance of the name is not known)

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