Fountain

Feature Type:Locality - A named place or area, generally with a scattered population of 50 or less.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W side of Fraser River, just N of Lillooet, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°45'00''N, 121°53'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92I/13

Origin Notes and History:

Fountain (railway station) adopted 6 October 1936 on 92 I. Form of name changed to Fountain (locality) 15 April 1983 on 92I/13.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

The Fountain is given as the original name of Fountain in "1001 British Columbia Place Names".

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

Labelled on Geological Survey sheet 557, Kamloops, 1895, accompanying report by George Dawson (GSC Annual Report Vol VII, part B, 1894).

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office