BC Geographical Names

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Name: Annieville
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StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Not official. Lookup the official name
Relative Location: In Delta District Municipality, E of Annacis Island, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°10'00''N, 122°55'00''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.: 92G/2
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Origin Notes and History:

Annieville (Settlement) adopted 8 July 1948 on C.3431. Confirmed 3 July 1952 on 92G/2. Form of name changed to Annieville (community) 15 May 1981 on 92G/2. Name changed to North Delta (community) 4 January 1985 on 92G/2.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Annieville Post Office opened 16 June 1909, Nel Alfred Jenson, postmaster; closed 30 June 1913.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
After Annie, wife of Fergus Laidlaw, one of the early owners of the cannery which operated here for many years. After Laidlaw's death, Annie married Peter Behrill.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
In 1871 James Symes and his wife Annie were with a party in a boat looking for a suitable cannery site. A likely looking place was found, but the shallowness of the water prevented them from landing the boat. Mrs. Symes then waded ashore while somebody shouted "Annie will make it". The first cannery on the Fraser River was subsequently built here, and the settlement named Annieville.
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997