Britton Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SE into Tulameen River, NW of Princeton, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°31'54''N, 120°55'37''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92H/10
Related Maps: 92H/10
92H/11

Origin Notes and History:

Britton Creek adopted 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 421A, as labelled on BC Lands blueprint "Similkameen & Tulameen Valleys" by Jackson, BCLS, 1926.

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

Labelled "Eagle Creek" on Geological Survey sheet 46A, Tulameen, 1911. "Britton Creek (not Eagle)" identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

Re-named (presumably to avoid confusion caused by duplication) after the prospector who staked the first claims here; still living at Tulameen in 1948.

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

"For the last 14 years William Britton has held a group of claims a short distance beyond Eagle Creek, on the north side of the Tulameen." (BC Mines Report, 1913, p.234).

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