Allenby

Feature Type:Locality - A named place or area, generally with a scattered population of 50 or less.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S of junction of Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers, just SW of Princeton, Similkameen Division Yale Land District
Tags: World War I
Latitude-Longitude: 49°25'00''N, 120°31'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92H/7

Origin Notes and History:

Allenby (Post Office) adopted 6 October 1936 on Canadian Geological Survey map 421A. Form of name changed to Allenby (Post Office & Station) 5 November 1953. Form of name changed to Allenby (Settlement) 18 December 1968 on 92H/SE; further changed to Allenby (Locality) 31 October 1980 on 92 H/7.

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

Copper Mountain Post Office (located on Copper Mountain) relocated and renamed Allenby Post Office 1 December 1918, in association with the new Allenby townsite (6 months later a post office was re-opened at Copper Mountain). Allenby Post Office closed 30 September 1961. At the time of closing, the post office was located on Lot 2267S. KVR Station had closed in 1958.

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

The place began with the concentration plant, opened in conjunction with Canada Copper Corporation's great Copper Mountain Mine located 7 miles south of here. Allenby townsite so-named after Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby (1861-1936), British field marshall in Egypt and Palestine in WWI; first Viscount Allenby, 1919, later Lord Allenby.

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

"Some of the dwelling-houses at Allenby were painted, which gives a more prosperous appearance to the surroundings. The company store and mess-house has been rented and is being managed by Al Armstrong. There are a present 54 dwelling-houses and 138 employees at Allenby.... a total of 669,000 tones of ore was milled during 1926 and the concentrates shipped to the Trail smelter." (BC Mines Report, 1926, p.222; photographs of Allenby boarding house and compressor-house opp.p.208)

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