Jolly Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows S. into Rock Creek, NE. of Bridesville, Similkameen Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°06'55''N, 119°07'36''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82E/3

Origin Notes and History:

Jolly Creek adopted 7 October 1954 on 82E/SW, as a well-established local name for the creek that flows SE through Little Fish Lake into Rock Creek.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Had been identified as Ardis Creek on Water Rights file 0113523 and on BC Reference Map 8 (dates not cited), referring to early settler Charles Ardis Dempsey who had pre-empted L1886S at the head of this creek, however residents never used that name. 1952 field check identified "Jolly Creek" as the entrenched local name, after another early settler "Jolly" Jack Thornton.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office