Longworth

British Columbia. Locality
CNR, N of Fraser River, near Hungary Creek
53°55’0″ N 121°28’0″ W — Map 093H14 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1911 (GTP map)
Name officially adopted in 1983
Official in BCCanada
168 miles west of the Yellowhead Pass on the Canadian National Railway
Mile 79 in Fraser Subdivision (McBride to Prince George)
This station appears on a Grand Trunk Pacific map from 1911.
This station appears on a Grand Trunk Pacific map from around 1912.
This station appears on a Grand Trunk Pacific timetable (1213 miles from Winnipeg) from 1914.

The name was submitted to the Geographical Board of Canada by Sir Alfred Smithers, chairman of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway during construction of the rail link. Perhaps it is named for one of the Longworths in England. The post office opened in October, 1915.

References:

  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Longworth

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