BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Glenora
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Locality - A named place or area, with or without a scattered population
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N side of Stikine River, just SW of Telegraph Creek (community), Cassiar Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 57°50'37''N, 131°23'19''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 104G/14
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
This place name in the Cassiar goldfields is said to have been compounded out of the Gaelic "glenn" (valley) and the Spanish "ora" (gold), producing "The Valley of Gold."
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.