BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mahood Falls
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Locality - A named place or area, with or without a scattered population
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Just S of E end Canim Lake, NE of 100 Mile House, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°50'00''N, 120°39'00''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.: 92P/15
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Origin Notes and History:

Canimahood (Post Office) adopted 14 August 1952 on 92 NE; name changed to Mahood Falls (Post Office) 2 July 1953 on 92NE. Further changed to Mahood Falls (Community) 31 January 1983 on 92P/15, thence to Mahood Falls (Locality) 29 November 1984.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Note that "Canimahood" is not identified in BC Postal Histories. Mahood Falls Post Office opened 21 August 1954, Kenneth Edward Higgins, postmaster; closed 31 December 1990.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named after J.A. Mahood, land surveyor and explorer prior to 1891. See Mahood Lake for additional biographical information.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office