Bishop River

Feature Type:River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows W into Southgate River, SW of Chilko Lake, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°58'36''N, 124°21'36''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92K/16
Related Maps: 92J/13
92K/16

Origin Notes and History:

Bishop River adopted 6 May 1924 on Ottawa file OBF 0836, as labelled on BC Lands' map 2D, 1923. "Bishop River (not East Fork of Southgate River)" identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

After Richard Preston Bishop, BCLS. Born 14 September 1884 in Starcross, Devon; officer with British Admiralty 1906-07; obtained his commission as a B.C. Land Surveyor in 1911; engaged in surveys along longitude 124º near Lillooet in 1912, along latitude 53º in 1913, and in the Cariboo north of Quensel in 1915; served as Captain in WW I, returning to resume surveying activies in British Columbia; died 13 February 1954 at Victoria. Career biography in BC Land Surveyors' Annual Report, 1955. [See also typescript of Bishop's "Journal of Chilco Lake-Bishop River-Southgate River-Franklyn Arm Trip and Attendant Surveys" August & September 1929; copy on file O.1.76 ]

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