BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Cottonwood
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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: NW of junction of Lightning Creek and Cottonwood River, just N of Quesnel, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 53°03'00''N, 122°10'00''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.: 93G/1
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Origin Notes and History:

"Cottonwood (ranch, settlement, Post Office)" identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, as labelled on BC map 1G, 1916. Form of name changed to Cottonwood (settlement) 9 May 1965 on 93G. Form of name changed to Cottonwood (locality) 29 November 1984.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Cottonwood Post Office was opened 1 August 1895; closed 16 November 1959; re-opened 8 December 1960 situated on Lot 10367; closed 23 February 1962.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office