Shirley

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: N of Sheringham Point, W of Sooke, Renfrew Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°22'59"N, 123°54'04"W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 92B/5

Origin Notes and History:

Shirley (Post Office) identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Shirely (locality) 29 November 1984 on National Defence sheet 415c, Sooke Bay (Ottawa file 203-2)

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

Shirley Post Office was opened 1 May 1894, the name suggested by Mrs. G. Clark after a town near Southampton, England; closed 5 July 1906 then re-opened shortly thereafter (date not cited); closed 31 September 1919.

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