Craibenn Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows N into Fraser River, NW of McBride, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°21'02''N, 120°14'49''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93H/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 21 November 1989 on 93 H/8.

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

Name required for a water licence; in the absence of any known local name, "Craibenn" was chosen to recall the name for GTP's station near the mouth of this creek, in turn an amalgamation of the names of section foreman D.A. Craig and yard owner J. Bennett. [name changed to Lamming Mills station by CPR in 1946.]

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

"Craibenn station named after section foreman D.A. Craig and yard owner J. Bennett. (Marilyn Wheeler, The Robson Valley Story, 1979, p.32).

Source: included with note