François Lake

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: Midway along N shore of François Lake, S of Burns Lake (municipality), Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°03'00''N, 125°45'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 93K/4

Origin Notes and History:

Francois Lake (Post Office & settlement) adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, as labelled on BC map 3B, 1915 et seq. Confirmed 11 June 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 631A, Fort Fraser. Form of name changed to François Lake (settlement) 5 April 1956 on 93 K. Form of name changed to François Lake (Community) 31 December 1982 on 93K/4.

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

Francois Lake Post Office was opened 1 April 1910, located at the home of Mr. Harris (legal description not cited); subsequently moved to Lot 1011, then to SE 1/4 Lot 938.

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