BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Fort Babine
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: N end of Babine Lake, NE of Smithers, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 55°19'05''N, 126°37'30''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.: 93M/7
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Origin Notes and History:

Fort Babine (settlement) adopted 1 March 1938 on Geological Survey map 448A, Hazelton. Form of name changed to Babine (Post Office) 6 April 1950 on 93 M. Form of name changed to Babine (community) 15 December 1982 on 93 M/7. For mapping purposes, name changed to a dual form: Fort Babine (community)--Babine Post Office 31 March 1983, meaning that both will be labelled on maps. Dual name dismanted in July 1993 by Ottawa, and reverted to just Fort Babine (community) following closure of the post office in 1993.
Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.
Babine Post Office was opened 24 May 1950 at the settlement known as Fort Babine; post office relocated 1/4 mile southward in August 1974; closed 31 May 1983.
Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.
Fort Babine, also called Kilmars or Old Fort, was established on the shore of Babine Lake in 1922.... (District of Houston website, 2014)
Source: included with note