BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Stillwater Flats
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Locality - A named place or area, with or without a scattered population
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Not official. Lookup the official name
Relative Location: W side of Thompson River between Avola and Messiter, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°47'00''N, 119°19'00''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.: 82M/14
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Origin Notes and History:

As labelled on BC map 3J, North Thompson, 1914 & 1915. Sometime before 1921, CNR's Cottonwood Flats station was opened here, as labelled on BC map 1EM, 1915, and on the 1921 edition of BC map 3J. Although it is generally understood that the railway station was so-named because of the physiographic feature, there is no record of how or a what early point Stillwater Flats became known as Cottonwood Flats.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office