BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Riske Creek
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: SW of Williams Lake (city), Lillooet Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°58'07''N, 122°31'42''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92O/15
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Origin Notes and History:

Riske Creek (Post Office & Settlement) adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Riske Creek (community) 28 February 1983.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Chilcoten Post Office opened 1 May 1886, L.W. Riske postmaster. Spelling changed to Chilcotin Post Office 1 May 1911. Name changed to Riske Creek Post Office 1 November 1912.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Marcus Smith, travelling in this area in 1872, reported, "...right in our course lay a cultivated farm, to which we descended 1,400 feet by very steep slopes, and there met the owner L. W. Riskie, Esq., a Polish gentleman, by whom we were hospitably entertained."
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997