River Jordan

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: NW of Sooke, at mouth of Jordan River, Renfrew Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°25'00''N, 124°03'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92C/8

Origin Notes and History:

River Jordan (Post Office & Settlement adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to "River Jordan (Post Office) not Jordan River (Post Office)" 8 July 1948 on C.3607. Form of name further changed to River Jordan (Community) 28 February 1983 on 92C/8.

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

River Jordan Post Office was opened 1 July 1919, named in association with adjacent Jordan River.

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