Anmore

Feature Type:Village (1) - A populated place with legally defined boundaries, incorporated as a village municipality under the provincial Municipal Act.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N of Port Moody, E end Burrard Inlet, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°18'52''N, 122°51'23''W at the approximate location of the Municipal Hall.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/7

Origin Notes and History:

Eagle Crest (Settlement) adopted 1 December 1949 on 92 G/7. Name changed to Anmore (Post Office) 5 April 1951 on 92G/7 and 92G/SE - the spelling determined by the Post Office; form of name changed to Anmore (Settlement) 22 September 1965 on C3484, then to Anmore (Community) in the 1985 Gazetteer. Incorporated as a Village Municipality 7 December 1987 and published in BC Gazette 14 January 1988; form of name confirmed as Anmore (Village) 28 June 1988 on 92G/7.

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

Anmore Post Office was opened 11 June 1951, situated on L 7, Sec 20, Tp 38; closed 2 May 1961.

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

"My records show that Annore Creek [sic] was taken originally from a sketch submitted by F.J. Lancaster, when applying for water rights on the stream November 19, 1914. About 5 years ago I got in touch with Mr. Lancaster at 6876 Cypress St, Vancouver, and he told me that he married Miss Annie Douglas, and they had one child, Miss Leonore, and that he compounded the name "Annore" from ANNie and LeonORE." (May 1952 letter from J.S. Matthews, City Archivist, Vancouver, file B.1.41). See also the municipality's own website.

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

"When [the Post Office Department] requested approval for the post office [they] stated '...the name suggested for this post office is Anmore, which is the name of a creek in the district...'. We objected to the spelling, pointing our your derivation, but were informed by the Geographic Board, the Post Office Department and a Mr. A.H.Pepper (resident at Ioco) that Anmore was the people's choice....Mr. Pepper said: 'there was some slight error regarding the name, as it was supposed to be a conjunction of two names - Ann and Nora. This only applied to a small creek that ran through the farm, and I have in front of me a small book, published in 1923, in which the name Anmore is used'. He further stated: 'The name Anmore is now well known, several firms have that name on their calendars, the Pacific Stages have it on their timetables, and the store has been known as the Anmore Grocery since its inception.'. In view of the above, the Geographic Board passed Anmore Post Office but retained Annore Creek, so we now have both names on the map, and it is certainly confusing." (letter May 1952 from BC Chief Geographer to J.S.Matthews, Vancouver City Archives, file B.1.41)

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