Old Massett

Feature Type:Community - An unincorporated populated place, generally with a population of 50 or more, and having a recognized central area that might contain a post office, store and/or community hall, etc, intended for the use of the general public in the region.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E side Masset Harbour, Queen Charlotte Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°02'20''N, 132°11'15''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 103K/1

Origin Notes and History:

"Old Masset (settlement), not Masset (settlement)" adopted 2 December 1954, located on Masset IR 1. Old Masset (settlement) changed to Haida (settlement) 21 June 1973 on Chart 3804. Haida (settlement) rescinded jointly by Department of Indian & Northern Development 9 January 1979 and by BC, 18 December 1979 on 103K/1. Old Massett (community) re-instated with spelling change 8 April 1995 by BC, at the request of Old Massett Village Council. Approved by Department of Indian & Northern Affairs 15 February 1999.

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

Haida Post Office was opened at Old Masset 28 March 1957; this location identified as Old Masset (Haida PO) on BC map 2F. Haida Post Office was closed 30 April 1960.

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