Shelford Hills

Feature Type:Hills - Elevation of terrain rising prominently above the surrounding land. Plural of Hill.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NW side of Ootsa Lake, Nechako Reservoir, S of Houston, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°54'00''N, 126°42'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93E/15

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 13 March 1947 on 93/SW, as labelled on topographic plan 3T255, Portion of Range 4 Coast District by Frank Swannell, BCLS, 1923, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

[named c1922 by Frank Swannell, BCLS?] after brothers Arthur and Jack Shelford, pioneering settlers at Wistaria and pre-emptors of Lots 690 & 691. Jack & Sarah Shelford's son, Cyril, was the first child born in the hospital at Southbank - 1921. Cyril Shelford (1921-2001) represented the Omineca riding in the provincial legislature 1952-75, including terms as Minister of Agriculture in W.A.C.Bennett's Social Credit government; he is the author of several histories and anthologies, and co-authored the widely published "We Pioneered" with his uncle Arthur Shelford (1885-1979).

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.