BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: D'Arcy
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StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: On BCR at S end of Anderson Lake, between Pemberton and Lillooet, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°33'00''N, 122°29'00''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.: 92J/9
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Origin Notes and History:

D'Arcy (Post Office) adopted 6 September 1951 on 92J, as labelled on BC map 3K, 1920 et seq. Form of name changed to D'Arcy (locality) 15 April 1983 on 92J/9; changed to D'Arcy (community) 29 November 1984.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
D'Arcy Post Office was opened 1 January 1916, named in association with the PGER station of the same name; Charles Press first postmaster; post office closed 31 May 1917; re-opened 16 May 1918.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"D'Arcy Tate, vice-president of PGER... [is] overseeing construction [of the railway line] that commenced at Lillooet earlier this year." (Victoria Colonist 5 October 1912)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"After D'Arcy Tate, KC, vice president and general counsel, PGER, 1912-18; formerly solicitor for GTP."
Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions
On site of Port Anderson? [1858-1913] (Laing, Colonial Settlers...p.249)
Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions