BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Foreman
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: On CNR, E side of Fraser River just NE of Prince George, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 53°57'10''N, 122°40'35''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.: 93G/15
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Origin Notes and History:

Foreman (station) adopted 2 October 1958 on 93G/15, located at 53° 57' x 122° 40' as labelled on BC Lands' map 1G, 1916. Form of name changed to Foreman (community) 15 July 1983 on 93G/15, and coordinates adjusted westward to 53° 57' x 122° 41'.
Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.
Named by railway, after a company official (Ottawa file OBF 0047). [no further information cited; presumably refers to Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.]
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa