BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Chimdemash Creek
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Flows W into Skeena River, E of Kitsumkalum Lake, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 54°39'53''N, 128°22'34''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 103I/9
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Origin Notes and History:

Chimdemash Creek adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer as labelled on BC map 3D, 1919; not Chimdemash River as labelled on sheet 1 of G.M. Dawson's 1879 map "British Columbia & Northwest Territory from Pacific Ocean to Fort Edmonton". Incorrectly confirmed as "Chindemash Creek" on 4 November 1948 names list for 103/NE. Spelling corrected back to Chimdemash Creek 2 December 1948 on 103/NE. Chimdemash Creek confirmed 4 October 1951 on 103I.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named in 1884 by Harry McDame, who located placer gold here. Significance not known.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office