Brechin

Feature Type:Former Post Office - Post Office now closed or renamed.
Status:
Relative Location: In Nanaimo, facing Newcastle Island, Nanaimo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°11'00''N, 123°57'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92G/4

Origin Notes and History:

This was the location of the Brechin Mine, as identified on BC map 2A, 1913, and on Geological Survey sheet 33A, Nanaimo, 1915. "This mine has been idle since May 1st, 1913..." (1913 BC Mines Report, p.344). Identified as a suburb of Nanaimo in 1947 Directory.

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

Brechin Post Office was opened here 1 April 1905; closed 31 August 1917.

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