BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Beaverdell
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: E side West Kettle River, E of Penticton, Similkameen Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°26'00''N, 119°05'00''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.: 82E/6
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Origin Notes and History:

Beaverdell (Village) adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, as labelled on Geological Survey map 36A, Beaverdell, 1911. Form of name changed to Beaverdell (Post Office) in the 1953 BC Gazetteer; changed to Beaverdell (Community) 15 December 1982 on 82E/6.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Beaverton Post Office opened 1 November 1900. Renamed Beaverdell Post Office 1 May 1905.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"The day was spent visiting claims on this mountain, and Beaverton, as it was then called, was reached at 9:30pm. This townsite, which is laid out on Beaver creek, about a mile and a half from the mouth, and Rendell, another townsite at the mouth of the creek, have since been amalgamated under the name of Beaverdell." (Report of the Provincial Mineralogist, 13 July 1901, Annual Report to the Minister of Mines 1901, p.1141)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office