Eddontenajon

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 Hwy 37 at NE side of Eddontenajon Lake, S of Dease Lake, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 57°48'56''N, 129°57'44''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104H/13

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 12 March 1984 on 104H, referring to the community and small commercial centre (also called Tenajon or Tenajon Centre) on Stewart-Cassiar Highway approximately 1 km east of Eddontenajon Lake. Not to be confused with the original Eddontenajon Post Office (now called Iskut) located about a couple of miles further along the highway, north of Eddontenajon Lake.

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

Eddontenajon means "little child crying in the water".

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