Cecil Lake

Feature Type:Community - An unincorporated populated place, generally with a population of 50 or more, and having a recognized central area that might contain a post office, store and/or community hall, etc, intended for the use of the general public in the region.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S of Cecil Lake, just NW of Fort St. John, Peace River Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 56°18'00''N, 120°35'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 94A/7

Origin Notes and History:

Cecil Lake (Post Office) adopted 24 October 1945 on 94 SE. Confirmed 6 January 1949 on 94 A/7, and 6 September 1951 on 94 A/SE. Form of name changed to Cecil Lake (Community) 15 December 1982 on 94 A/7.

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

Post Office opened 7 July 1932, situated at NW 1/4 Sec 24, Tp 24, R 17; Josephine Beatrice Simmons, postmistress.

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