Crescent Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E side of Willow River between Big Valley Creek and Stony Lake, NE of Quesnel, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°16'17''N, 121°54'05''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93H/5

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 24 March 1936 on Geological survey sheet 335A, Willow River, as labelled on BC map 3G, 1935.

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

Geographic Board breifly considered changing Crescent to "Cress" to avoid confusion with 8 similary-named features; BC recommended 9 March 1935 that the name Crescent Lake be retained (file W.1.35)

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