Langford

Feature Type:City - A populated place with legally defined boundaries, incorporated as a city municipality under the provincial Municipal Act.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between View Royal and Colwood, W of City of Victoria, Esquimalt Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°26'59''N, 123°30'16''W at the approximate location of the Municipal Hall.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/5
Related Maps: 92B/5
92B/6

Origin Notes and History:

Langford Station (Post Office & Railway Station) adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Langford Station (Post Office) and Langford (Settlement) 1 May 1934 on National Defence sheet 415a, Victoria (Ottawa file OBF 1449); names confirmed 6 November 1934. Langford Station (Post Office) rescinded in the 1973 Supplement to the BC Gazetteer. Langford (Settlement) changed to Langford (Community) 31 January 1983 on 92B/5 and 92B/6. Incorporated as a District Municipality 8 December 1992, to be called District of Langford. Re-incorporated as a City Municipality per Order in Council 1021/2003, effective 1 December 2003. Boundaries extended per Letters Patent, 8 March 2017 by OIC 133/2017.

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

Langford Station Post Office opened 1 July 1911; changed to a sub-office of Victoria Post Office 2 June 1958. See also the municipality's own website.

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