Coombs

Feature Type:Community - An unincorporated populated place, generally with a population of 50 or more, and having a recognized central area that might contain a post office, store and/or community hall, etc, intended for the use of the general public in the region.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W of Parksville, Nanoose Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°18'00''N, 124°25'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92F/8

Origin Notes and History:

Coombs (Post Office & Station) adopted 2 December 1948, as labelled on BC map 2A, 1913. Form of name changed to Coombs (Post Office) 30 January 1981 on 92 F/8. Form of name changed to Coombs (community) 15 December 1982 on 92 F/8.

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

Coombs Post Office was opened 1 February 1911.

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