Alvin

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: At junction of Fish Hatchery Creek & Pitt River, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°36'00''N, 122°38'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92G/10

Origin Notes and History:

"Alvin (Post Office)....north end of Pitt Lake" identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer; name confirmed 12 December 1939 on 92/SE. Altered application 4 June 1959 to current location about 4 miles above head of Pitt Lake. Form of name changed to Alvin (locality) 15 December 1982 on 92 G/10.

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

Alvin Post Office opened 1 October 1915 on L3174, G.S. Ward first postmaster; closed 31 March 1955; re-opened 8 December 1955 located 4 miles upriver on L2573.

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

After Alvin Thomas Patterson, logging contractor & farmer who settled here c1901. Born 4 July 1865 at Parrsboro, NS; died 20 July 1942 at New Westminster.

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