BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Harrison Mills
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: On NW side of Harrison River, N bank of Fraser River River opposite Chilliwack, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°15'00''N, 121°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.: 92H/5
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 92H/4
92H/5
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Origin Notes and History:

Harrison Mills (Post Office) was adopted 6 October 1936 on 92 H. Form of name changed to Harrison Mills (Post Office & Station) 4 October 1956 at 49 14 - 121 57. Harrison Mills Post Office repositioned to 49 15 - 121 57 on north side of the river 19 March 1975. Harrison Mills (Station) confirmed 3 July 1975 in original location on south side of the river. Harrison Mills (Station) eventually relocated to the north side of Harrison River; Harrison River (Station) and Harrison River (Post Office) amalgamated and form of name changed to Harrison Mills (community) 14 January 1983 on 92H/4 and 92 H/5.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
James Douglas on a visit early December 1859 (or possibly at the adjacent Indian village (now Skowlitz IR 1) named this site Carnarvon, and a wooden sign was carved and mounted on the longhouse (New Westminster Times, 10 December 1859). A sawmill was built here in 1870.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office