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Who put the Parks in Parksville? Nelson Parks! Born in Ohio in 1824, he travelled west with wife Elizabeth and sons George, James and Frank. Nelson and each of the sons registered their land claim and each received 160 acres. In 1886, the Englishman River Post Office opened with Nelson Parks being the first postmaster. In 1887, the post office is renamed the Parksville Post Office and the name continues.

 

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