Kitseguecla

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: At junction of Kitseguecla River and Skeena River, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 55°05'00''N, 127°50'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 93M/4
Related Maps: 93M
93M/4

Origin Notes and History:

Kitseguecla (settlement) adopted 1 March 1938 on 93M. Form of name changed to Kitseguecla (community) 14 January 1983 on 93M/4.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

The word means "the village (or people) on the river" Note that the spelling of Kitseguecla IRs were changed to Gitsegeucla IRs per Band Council resolution in 1986. No corresponding request re: spelling of community name.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.