Wellington

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: E side of Brannen Lake, within City of Nanaimo, Wellington Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°12'51''N, 124°02'24''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/1

Origin Notes and History:

Wellington (station) adopted 28 July 1945 on C.3579, as labelled on BC Lands' map 2A, 1913. Form of name changed to Wellington (community) 29 November 1984 on Ottawa file 203-2.

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

Named after the famous British soldier and statesman, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), victor of Waterloo and later Prime Minister of Britain.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.