Fleetwood

Feature Type:Urban Community - A separately named area within the limits of an incorporated municipality
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: In Surrey, NW of Cloverdale, New Westminster Land District
Tags: World War I
Latitude-Longitude: 49°10'00''N, 122°48'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/2

Origin Notes and History:

Fleetwood (Community) adopted 10 March 1975 as a long-established name. Form of name changed to Fleetwood (Urban Community) 16 November 1996 - this is now incorporated within Surrey municipal boundary.

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

Fleetwood (Community Association) was incorporated in 1923; Edith Francis, an area resident, named Fleetwood after her brother Arthur Thomas Fleetwood who died of wounds received in battle in WWI (8 September 1917)... (See Fleetwood Community Association website.)

Source: included with note

Fleetwood (Community Association) was incorporated in 1923, according to Surrey historian; an area resident named Fleetwood was killed in WWI .... no Post Office or Railway Station established here; not identified in Nelson's "Place Names of the Delta of the Fraser River", 1927; not identified on Plans of New Westminster District, 1913, nor on BC Lands' map 2B, 1914, nor on 92G/2, 1938 & 1949; Fleetwood (settlement) not identified in 1949 Directory; Fleetwood School first identified on a 1952 map provided by Surrey Board of School Trustees (file F.1.34 pt.1)

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