Pritchard, British Columbia

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Community of Pritchard
Pritchard, British Columbia is located in British Columbia
Pritchard, British Columbia
Location of Pritchard in British Columbia
Coordinates: 50°41′11″N 119°49′8″W / 50.68639°N 119.81889°W / 50.68639; -119.81889Coordinates: 50°41′11″N 119°49′8″W / 50.68639°N 119.81889°W / 50.68639; -119.81889
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Region Thompson Country
Regional district Thompson-Nicola
Incorporated Unincorporated
 • Total 13.05 km2 (5.04 sq mi)
Elevation 360 m (1,180 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,061
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Postal code span V0E 2P0
Highways 1
Waterways South Thompson River

Pritchard is a small community located in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. It has a population of roughly 2,000, and its main industries are farming and tourism. Pritchard is located on the Trans-Canada Highway (HWY 1) between Kamloops, British Columbia and Chase, British Columbia, near the Hwy 97 - Hwy 1 Intersection.

Pritchard was named after Walter Percy Pritchard who purchased 160 acres from John G. Fawcett on September 1, 1907, along the South Thompson River east of the present bridge. He later built the Hotel Pritchard on the property and established the community's first post office there. Needing a name, he decided to lend it his own last name.


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