Lister

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: SE of Creston, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°02'35''N, 116°27'50''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82F/1

Origin Notes and History:

Camp Lister (Post Office) adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer; confirmed 7 December 1937 on Geological Survey sheet 603A, Nelson, and 16 July 1948 on 82F/E. Name changed to Lister (Post Office) 7 December 1950 on 82F/E; confirmed 6 December 1951 on Columbia River Basin manuscript 61. Form of name changed to Lister (community) 29 November 1984.

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

Camp Lister Post Office was opened 1 August 1920, named after Colonel Lister, MP. Re-named Lister Post Office 2 January 1951.

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

.....Colonel Fred Lister, administrator of the soldier settlement established here after World War I. He became MLA for the Nelson-Creston riding.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997