Jackman

Feature Type:Railway Point - A named railway siding, junction, flag stop or timing point with or without an agent.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On CNR, between Valemount and TĂȘte Jaune Cache, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°57'00''N, 119°23'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 83D/14

Origin Notes and History:

Jackman (Station) adopted 17 January 1951 on Jasper Park North sheet, as labelled on BC map 3H, 1919; form of name adjusted to Jackman (Railway Point) 31 May 1983 on 83D/14.

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

After Philip Jackman, RE (1835-1927), who arrived in BC in 1859 with the Royal Engineers. He was a road-builder, Cariboo-miner, policeman, fish warden, farmer, storekeeper, and was elected Reeve (mayor) of Langley three times. Obituary published in Vancouver Province, 28 October 1927.

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