Foreman

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: On CNR, E side of Fraser River just NE of Prince George, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°57'10''N, 122°40'35''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93G/15

Origin Notes and History:

Foreman (station) adopted 2 October 1958 on 93G/15, located at 53° 57' x 122° 40' as labelled on BC Lands' map 1G, 1916. Form of name changed to Foreman (community) 15 July 1983 on 93G/15, and coordinates adjusted westward to 53° 57' x 122° 41'.

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

Named by railway, after a company official (Ottawa file OBF 0047). [no further information cited; presumably refers to Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.]

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa