Polley Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Just W of NW end of Quesnel Lake, NE of Williams Lake (city), Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°33'23''N, 121°36'32''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93A/12

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 28 April 1936 on BC map 3G, as labelled on BC map 1G, Cariboo, 1916.

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

Labelled "Polleys Lake" on BC map of the Central District of Cariboo, 1898.

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

Refers to W. Polley, prospector, who held placer leases in the area. [one "Mr. Polley" is identified in the 1887 BC Mines Report, p.258, as prospecting in the Kangaroo Creek-Quesnel Forks area; presumably the same person]

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