Floods

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: S side of Fraser River near Hope airfield, just W of Hope, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°21'55''N, 121°30'40''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92H/5

Origin Notes and History:

Floods (station) adopted 7 April 1955, as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Floods (community) 16 June 1983.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

Labelled "Flood" on BC Lands' map 2B, 1914, being the spelling of the post office name, opened 1 December 1913 on property belonging to William Lewis Flood, early builder and sawmill operator in the Hope district, who settled here in 1894. Date of opening Floods station, as named by CNR, not recorded.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.