BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Brechin
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Feature Types.
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Former Post Office - Post Office now closed or rename
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Not official.
Relative Location: In Nanaimo, facing Newcastle Island, Nanaimo Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°11'00''N, 123°57'00''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.: 92G/4
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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