Mineola

Feature Type:Former Post Office - Post Office now closed or renamed.
Status:
Relative Location: N of junction of Trout and Darke Creeks, NW of Summerland, Osoyoos Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°37'30''N, 119°47'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82E/12

Origin Notes and History:

Mineola Post Office was opened 1 March 1916, located on Lot 2558 Osoyoos District. The area is generally known as Meadow Valley, located on the Brigade route between Kamloops and Penticton. Mineola Post Office was closed 30 April 1923.

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

"[Meadow Valley] was a community of 125 people in 1920, with a school of 25 pupils, a store and post office at Mineola. This was created by a farming community and a large sawmill that moved out in 1923. Now there are 10 families in the valley, dependent on farming." (August 1975 letter from Meadow Valley Irrigation District, file K.1.55)

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