Antler Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows N past Barkerville, then NE into Bowron River, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°15'30''N, 121°24'39''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93H/6
Related Maps: 93A/14
93H/3
93H/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 June 1922 as labelled on Amos Bowman's map of the Cariboo Mining District, 1887, and on BC map 1G, 1916. (Ottawa file OBF 0715). Re-approved 28 April 1936 on BC map 3G.

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

Named by John Rose, McDonald "Doc" Keithley and George Warner, the first placer miners on the creek in 1860, who found a large rack of antlers on its bank. (Victoria Colonist, 18 April 1861)

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