BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Whonnock
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StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: W. of junction of Fraser and Stave Rivers, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°11'00''N, 122°28'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92G/1
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Origin Notes and History:

Mis-spelled "Whommock" in George H. Melvin's "The Post Offices of British Columbia 1858-1970."
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
The name comes from honnock (humpback salmon), the only kind of salmon ascending Whonnock Creek.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office