BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Chilanko Forks
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: N side Chilanko River, just NE of Tatla Lake, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°07'00''N, 124°04'00''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.: 93C/1
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Origin Notes and History:

Chilanko Forks (settlement) adopted 13 March 1947 on 93 SW at 52 06 - 124 10, as labelled on BC map 1G, 1916. Application altered 27 June 1967 to 52 07 - 124 04. Form of name changed to Chilanko Forks (locality) 31 August 1982 on 93 C/1. Form of name changed to Chilanko Forks (community) 15 December 1982.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Chilanco Forks [sic] Post Office was opened 1 September 1907, situated on L 258, R3; post office closed 31 July 1918. Chilanko Forks Post Office re-opened 3 October 1963. [note amended spelling]
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office