Location: British Columbia, Canada
Notables whom British Columbia villages, towns and cities are named after.
Armstrong - Armstrong was named after William Charles Heaton-Armstrong, a London banker who helped finance the Shuswap and Okanagan Railway in 1892 and local development at the turn of the century, relocating the townsite originally at Landsdowne to the confluence of the Valley's rail lines, and the City's current site.
Barkerville - Named after miner, prospector, William "Billy" Barker
Denman Island - Europeans first mapped Denman Island during the 1791 voyage of the Spanish ship Santa Saturnin. The island was named Denman in 1864 by Admiral George Henry Richards, hydrographer (surveyor) for the British Admiralty. It is named for Rear Admiral Joseph Denman, who commanded the Pacific station from 1864 to 1866.
Duncan - The community is named after William Chalmers Duncan (born 1836 in Sarnia, Ontario). He arrived in Victoria in May 1862, then in August of that year he was one of the party of a hundred settlers which Governor Douglas took to Cowichan Bay. After going off on several gold rushes, Duncan settled close to the present city of Duncan. He married in 1876, and his son Kenneth became the first mayor of Duncan. There is a Kenneth Street, as well as a Duncan Street, in the city.
Fernie - After Peter and William Fernie, early settlers.
Hornby Island - In 1791 A.D., the Spaniards named the Island, Isla de Lerena but in 1850 the British renamed it Hornby Island, after Rear Admiral Phipps Hornby, at that time Commander of the Pacific Station.
Mayne Island - In 1857 Captain George Richards of the Royal Navy surveyed the area as captain of the Royal Navy vessel HMS Plumper, naming the island after his Lieutenant Richard Charles Mayne, son of the first commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police.
Revelstoke - After the first Lord Revelstoke, head of the British banking firm of Baring Brothers, whose taking over of $15,000,000 of the first bond issue of the Canadian Pacific Railway was an important event in its financial history; name first applied to CPR Railway Station.
Vernon - Named after Forbes George Vernon, a former MLA of British Columbia who helped establish the famed Coldstream Ranch in nearby Coldstream. His brother Charles Albert Vernon also owned property in this area.
- ↑ Wikipedia: Armstrong, British Columbia
- ↑ BC Geographical Names: Armstrong
- ↑ https://armstrong.civicweb.net/document/311
- ↑ Wikipedia entry for Cortes Island
- ↑ BC Geographical Names: Courtenay
- ↑ Wikipedia: Crofton, British Columbia
- ↑ www.visitdenmanisland.ca/about/history/
- ↑ Wikipedia: Duncan, British Columbia
- ↑ BC Geographical Names: Fernie
- ↑ Wikipedia: Dionisio Alcalá Galiano
- ↑ Wikipedia: Lytton, British Columbia
- ↑ Wikipedia: Mayne Island
- ↑ BC Geographical Names: Nelson
- ↑ Wikipedia entry for Quadra Island
- ↑ BC Geographical Names: Revelstoke
- ↑ Dictionary of Canadian Biography
- ↑ Wikipedia: Vancouver
- ↑ Wikipedia: Vernon, British Columbia