Benton Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows S into Beaver Creek, W of Salmo, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°11'23''N, 117°25'21''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82F/3

Origin Notes and History:

Named 29 September 1932 by Geographic Board of Canadam in association with nearby GNR station (file S.1.32)

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

Had been labelled "Jackson Creek" on BC map 1EM, 1915.

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