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 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
"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