BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Atchelitz
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: N of Vedder River, SW of Chilliwack, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°07'00''N, 122°01'00''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.: 92G/1
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Origin Notes and History:

Atchelitz (Post Office) adopted 12 December 1939 on 92 G/1, as labelled on BC map 2B, 1914; identified as Atchelitz (settlement) in the 1666 BC Gazetteer; subsequently changed to Atchelitz (Community).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Atchelitz Post Office opened 1 December 1912, P.G. Barr, postmaster; closed 31 August 1946. At the time of closing, the Post Office was situated on SE 1/4, Sec 14, Tp 23.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
An Indian word meaning "bay" or "inlet"; spelled "Atchletch" in BC Journal, 1891, p.liii;
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"Atchelits is village no. 3 in the Chilliwak [sic] tribe of the Salish stock inhabiting the lower Fraser valley. It had a population of 4 in 1911.
Source: Nelson, Denys; Place Names of the Delta of the Fraser River; 1927, unpublished manuscript held in the Provincial Archives