BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Blue River
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Feature Types.
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: W side North Thompson River, E of Wells Gray Provincial Park, S of Valemount, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°06'00''N, 119°18'00''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.: 83D/3
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Origin Notes and History:

Blue River (Post Office & Railway Station) adopted 9 April 1962 on 83D/3, as labelled on BC map 3J, 1917 et seq. Form of name changed to Blue River (Community) 15 December 1982 on 83D/3.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Blue River Post Office opened 1 March 1917.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office