Chappell Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows E into North Thompson River, between Blue River (community) and Valemount, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°22'48''N, 119°10'29''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/6

Origin Notes and History:

Gravel Creek adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Name changed to Chappel Creek 29 January 1962 on 83D/6, as had been submitted by BC in January 1944, to avoid duplication (file M.1.60).

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

Labelled Gravel Creek as on 1911 survey plan (Field Book 3216/11, ph 17), and on BC map 3J, 1917; labelled Pleasant Stream on CNR plan, 1912.

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

(Re)named Chappel Creek 25 January 1944 by F.C. Green, Surveyor-General of BC, after B.T. Chappell, superintendant of various western districts for Canadian National Railways. He started his railway career as news agent at Charlottetown on ICR in 1892; supervised the construction of the CNR line into Vancouver; appointed superintendant of Mountain Division, CNR, 1915; retired in 1942 as General Superintendant of Manitoba District with headquarters at Winnipeg. January 1944 letter from B.T. Chappell (file M.1.60).

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

Headwaters at 52 21 - 119 18.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa