Adams Lake

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: SW side of Adams Lake, NE of Kamloops, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°58'00''N, 119°41'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82L/13

Origin Notes and History:

Adams Lake (Post Office and settlement) adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, as identified on BC maps since 1917. Form of name changed to Adams Lake (Post Office) 3 November 1931 on 82 L/NW; further changed to Adams Lake (settlement) in the 1953 Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Adams Lake (Community) 28 February 1983 on 82L/13. See Adams Lake (lake) for origin information.

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

Adams Lake Post Office opened 1 May 1913, located on Sec 7, Tp 23, Rge 12, W6. Closed 15 March 1934.

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