Pend Oreille River

Feature Type:River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse.
Status: Lookup the official name
Relative Location: Flows NW from Washington, thence W into Columbia River at Waneta, just S of Trail, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°00'00''N, 117°37'00''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82F/4

Origin Notes and History:

As spelled by the US Board on Geographic Names. "Pend-d'Oreille River (not Bitter Root, Clark, Deer Lodge, Hellgate, Missoula, Pend Oreille nor Silver Bow)" identified in the 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1917. [specific maps/documents containing these variations are not cited]

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