BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Bessette Creek
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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 NE into Shuswap River, S of Mabel Lake, Osoyoos Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°18'23''N, 118°49'19''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.: 82L/7
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 82L/2
82L/3
82L/7
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 11 January 1922 on BC map 4J, as labelled on BC map 1EM, 1915.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Various mis-spellings: Bisset Creek on BC map 1A, 1912; Bassett Creek on BC map 1EM 1915, BC Map 1E, 1930; Bissette Creek on BC Ref Map 7 (date not cited)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named after 1877 pre-emptor Pierre ("Peter") Bessette; one of the founders of the French Canadian settlement at Lumby. Obtained Lot 18 Osoyoos District by Crown Grant, 6 March 1877.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Crown Grant 2958/77, 6 March 1877, Lot 18, specifies "Pierre Bissett.... X ....(his mark)". Crown Grant 2448/83, 1883, Lot 407, and accompanying statutory declaration is signed "Eugene Bessette" (additional names cited: Albert Bessette, Charles Bessette, Clarence Bessette, Georgina Bessette, Melvina Bessette, Beauden Bessette)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Headwaters at 50 12 - 119 00 on 82L/3.
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa