Dave Henry Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SW into N end Canoe Reach, Kinbasket Lake, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°44'35"N, 119°05'52"W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 83D/11
Related Maps: 83D/11
83D/14
83D/15

Origin Notes and History:

Davehenry Creek adopted 12 June 1934, not Avalanche Creek as labelled on Dominion Sectional sheet 262, Yellowhead, 1916, nor Cache Creek as labelled on BC map 3H, 1919. Davehenry Creek confirmed 17 January 1951 on Jasper Park (North). Form of name changed to Dave Henry Creek 8 July 1953 on Columbia River Basin manuscript 79: "flows SW into Canoe River..." (file C.1.53). Location description and coordinates of mouth adjusted 11 March 1974 on 83 D/11, because of flooding of McNaughton (now Kinbasket) Lake.

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

After Dave Henry, settler at DL 7370; his 1913 pre-emption was the nearest to this creek. (Field Book 4661/13 ph 39)

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

Headwaters at 52 52 - 119 01.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa