BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Quinsam
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Settlement
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Not official.
Relative Location: W end of Echo Lake, just E of S end of Campbell Lake, W of Campbell River (city), Sayward Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°59'00''N, 125°25'00''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.: 92F/14
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Origin Notes and History:

Quinsam (Post Office) adopted 1 January 1949. Form of name changed to Quinsam (settlement) 3 March 1960 on C.3594. Rescinded 31 July 1981 as advised by Campbell River District Planning Office ("Quinsam" is now used to describe a suburban area within the municipality.)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Quinsam Post Office was opened in 1949 (specific date not cited); closed 31 March 1954.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office