BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Big Silver 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 S into NE side Harrison Lake, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°34'45''N, 121°50'14''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.: 92H/12
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 92H/12
92H/13
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Origin Notes and History:

Big Silver Creek adopted 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 442A, Hope, as an established local name, and as labelled on Department of Interior sheet 18, Okanagan, 1923; and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, and as labelled on BC Lands map of British Columbia, 1933.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Had been labelled "Silver Creek" on Dominion Sectional sheet #11, Yale, 1913, and on BC map 2B, 1914.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
zácta is the Ucwalmícwts name - the language of the Lower Lillooet people - for Big Silver Creek. (June 2007 advice from Maurice DePaoli, Cultural Researcher and Heritage Resources Advisor for In-SHUCK-ch Nation.) [pronunciation and origin information to follow.]
Source: included with note
Settlement at the mouth of this creek is called "Silver River" according to 1965 advice from Forest Ranger, Harrison Hot Springs.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Headwaters at 49 51 - 121 53 on 92H/13.
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa