Boothroyd

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 Fraser River, between North Bend and Boston Bar, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°57'55''N, 121°29'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92H/14

Origin Notes and History:

Boothroyd (station) adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer; confirmed 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 422A, Hope. Name rescinded 19 January 1976 on 92H, following c1974 closure of railway station. Boothroyd (community) reinstated 4 September 1991 by BC, following advice from Fraser-Cheam Regional District that this is the name of the community on Kahmoose IR 4, 12km north of Boston Bar. Approved by Department of Indian & Northern Affairs 4 October 2001.

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

Originally called Boothroyd Flat, after George Boothroyd, farmer, storekeeper and proprietor of Forest House Hotel here. He was born in Yorkshire 4 April 1829; arrived at the Fraser River in 1859; afterwards councillor and school trustee at Surrey; died at Surrey Centre 21 July 1902.

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