Flood

Feature Type:Post Office - A Canada Post designation; the post office name may or may not be the same as the name of the place where it is located.
Status:
Relative Location: S side of Fraser River W of Hope, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°22'03''N, 121°30'40''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92H/5

Origin Notes and History:

Flood (Post Office) adopted 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey map 422A, Hope, as labelled on BC Lands' map 2B, 1914, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Name rescinded 15 January 1982.

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

Flood Post Office was opened 1 December 1913, named after William Lewis Flood, early builder and sawmill operator in the Hope district, who had settled here in 1894 and purchased or obtained a Crown Grant to NW 1/4 Sec 1 Tp5 R27 W6M. Both the post office and the railway station (named Floods by CPR) were located on Mr. Flood's property. Flood Post Office was closed 2 July 1960.

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