Buick

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: Between Fort St. John and Beatton River, Peace River Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 56°45'35''N, 121°16'30''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 94A/14

Origin Notes and History:

Buick (Post Office) adopted 18 September 1974 on 94A/14, at 56º 46' - 121º 16'. Buick (Station) adopted 10 February 1976 on 94A at 56º 45' - 121º 14'. Because the features were within 4km of each other, the two records were combined as a single name "Buick (Post Office & Railway Point)" 27 February 1981 on 94A/14, at 56º 46' - 121º 15'. Form of name changed back to Buick (Post Office), and Buick (Railway Point) reinstated as a discrete record 15 May 1981 on 94A/14; both at their original location. Form of name changed to Buick (Community) 18 September 1995 on 94 A/14.

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

Buick Post Office established 1 October 1974.

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