Roosville

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: Just inside BC-Montana boundary at SE corner of Tobacco Plains IR 1, SE of Cranbrook, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°00'04''N, 115°03'10''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82G/3

Origin Notes and History:

Roosville (settlement) adopted 2 March 1948 on Columbia River Basin manuscript 50, as labelled on Dominion Sectional map 14, Pincher Creek, 1916, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Roosville (locality) 29 November 1984.

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

Roosville Post Office was opened 1 June 1908, named after the first postmaster.

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

The traditional name for this site is ¿/u¿/uqa, pronounced tsoo-tsoo-qa. [meaning/significance not provided] (April 2006 advice from Janice Alpine, Ktunaxa Language Program)

Source: included with note