Baconville

Feature Type:City - A populated place with legally defined boundaries, incorporated as a city municipality under the provincial Municipal Act.
Status: Lookup the official name
Relative Location: NW side of Kaien Island, just N of mouth of Skeena River, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°18'45"N, 130°19'31"W at the approximate location of the Municipal Hall.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 103J/8

Origin Notes and History:

The Company buildings grouped around the dock were known as "Baconville", named after GTP's harbour engineer James H. Bacon. Most inhabitants were clustered at "Knoxville" on the mining claim of John Knox, and the remainder at "Vickersville", named after the police constable. With the establishment of an official townsite, the old [names] disappeared. (Large, R.G., The Skeena-River of Destiny, Mitchell Press, Vancouver).

Source: included with note