BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Cottonwood River
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows NW then SW into Fraser River, just N of Quesnel, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 53°07'00''N, 122°36'41''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.: 93G/2
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 93G/1
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 28 April 1936 on BC Lands' map 3G, as labelled on Trutch's 1871 map of BC, and on BC Lands' map 1G, 1916 etc, and as identified in the Lightning Creek entry in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Lightning Creek and Swift River converge to become the Cottonwood River (ie. head or source of Cottonwood River = mouth or downstream extremity of Swift River).
Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.