Donald Station

Feature Type:Former Post Office - Post Office now closed or renamed.
Status:
Relative Location: On CPR at Donald, NW of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°29'30''N, 117°10'35''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82N/6

Origin Notes and History:

Donald (station) adopted 8 September 1932 on 82N/SW, as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Donald (settlement) 4 October 1951 on 82N/SW, and Donald Station (Post Office) adopted at the same time, after the post office Department refused the single name "Donald". Both names to be labelled on provincial and federal maps. Form of name changed to Donald (community) and Donald Station (Post Office) rescinded 26 May 1995.

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

The location was originally known as First Crossing because it was here that the CPR first crossed the Columbia River. Donald Station Post Office was opened 15 June 1930, located at Donald (station). Post Office closed 15 April 1981.

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