Cheslatta Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Fran├žois Lake and W end of the Nechako Reservoir, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°44'32''N, 125°21'54''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93F/11
Related Maps: 93F/11
93F/12
93F/14

Origin Notes and History:

Cheslatta Lake adopted in the 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 March 1917, as labelled on Jorgensen's 1895 map of BC, and as labelled on pre-emptor map 1G, 1916.

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

Spelled "Chestatta" Lake on Trutch's 1871 map of British Columbia. Spelled "Cheslahta" Lake on Mohun's 1884 map of British Columbia. Spelled "Cheslata" Lake on Poudrier's 1891 map of Northern British Columbia.

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

From the Carrier Indian word meaning either 'top of small mountain' or 'small rock mountain on east side'.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997