Abbott Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SW into Healy Creek, W of N end Duncan Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°37'27''N, 117°11'31''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82K/11

Origin Notes and History:

Abbott Creek adopted 5 December 1962 on 82K/11, as identified in 1894 field notes and surveys for Lots 765-768 (Field Book 146/94, ph9) and in 1900 field notes for Lot 4950 (Field Book 903/1900 ph67), and as labelled on BC Mineral Reference Map #2, 1928.

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

After Harry Abbott, who staked the Abbott mineral claim in 1894, and who later formed Abbott Mines Ltd. [The mineral claim was mis-spelled "Abbot" in early BC Mines Reports, leading to early confusion about the correct spelling of the creek's name.]

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