Pritchard, British Columbia

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Community of Pritchard
Community
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
RegionThompson Country
Regional districtThompson-Nicola
IncorporatedUnincorporated
Area
 • Total13.05 km2 (5.04 sq mi)
Elevation
360 m (1,180 ft)
Population
(2001)
 • Total2,061
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
Postal code span
Highways1
WaterwaysSouth 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.

History[edit]

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.

Education and Community[edit]

Pritchard resides inside School District 73 Kamloops/Thompson. There is daily school bus service to Chase, British Columbia where students attend Haldane elementary and Chase Secondary school. The Pritchard Community Hall and rodeo grounds is regularly used to host local gatherings, including the Annual Pritchard Rodeo. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pritchard Rodeo - BC Rodeo Association". BC Rodeo Association. Retrieved 2018-04-23.

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