BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Eddontenajon
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: On Hwy 37 at NE side of Eddontenajon Lake, S of Dease Lake, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 57°48'56''N, 129°57'44''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.: 104H/13
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 12 March 1984 on 104H, referring to the community and small commercial centre (also called Tenajon or Tenajon Centre) on Stewart-Cassiar Highway approximately 1 km east of Eddontenajon Lake. Not to be confused with the original Eddontenajon Post Office (now called Iskut) located about a couple of miles further along the highway, north of Eddontenajon Lake.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Eddontenajon means "little child crying in the water".
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office