BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Fort Ware
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StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: At junction of Finlay and Kwadacha Rivers, NW of N end of Williston Lake, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 57°25'15''N, 125°37'20''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 94F/5
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Origin Notes and History:

Fort Ware (Community) adopted 3 February 1988 on 94F/15, as a long-established local name.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
The Hudson's Bay Company established Whitewater trading post c1927; this was an outpost of Fort Grahame, and originally located at Deserters Canyon farther down the Finlay River; moved to this location near the junction of Fox, Kwadacha and Finlay Rivers. This became a full-fledged post in 1929, re-named Fort Ware in 1938. The HBC trading post closed 31 May 1953. (July 1961 letter from HBC, file 01297).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Re-named by HBC, after William Ware (1872- ) who had worked for them since 1895, and who served as district manager, BC, 1927-1932.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
The Sekani name is Tahche (Guzagi K'úgé, published by Kaska Tribal Council, Watson Lake, 1997). Origin/meaning not provided.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office