BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Cottonwood House Historic Park
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Provincial Heritage Property - A site administered under the Provincial Heritage Conservation Act, which preserves, interprets and presents a live expression of human history at the site for the enjoyment and education of residents and visitors
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Right bank of Cottonwood River, NE of Quesnel, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 53°03'02''N, 122°09'25''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 93G/1
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Origin Notes and History:

Cottonwood House Historic Park established as a Provincial Park per Order in Council 1654, 27 June 1963, containing 21 acres more or less; incorrectly identified in geographical names records as "Cottonwood House Park" 10 February 1966 on 93G. Area expanded per OIC #3757, 22 November 1974, the whole now containing 26.4 acres more or less. Form of name corrected in geographical names records to "Cottonwood House Historic Park (Provincial Historic Park)" 29 November 1984. Park status cancelled per Bill 86, Park Amendment Act 1999, Schedule A, effective 28 June 1999; the name remains the same but property will be managed as a Provincial Heritage Property under the provisions of the Heritage Conservation Act, per OIC 758, 2 July 1999.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"Constructed on the Cariboo Wagon Road between 1864 and 1865, Cottonwood House served up hearty meals and provided accommodation to travellers....." (January 1999, BC Heritage website: www.heritage.gov.bc.ca)
Source: included with note