Brown Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows E into Granby River, N of Grand Forks, Similkameen Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°08'54"N, 118°27'25"W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 82E/1
Related Maps: 82E/1
82E/2

Origin Notes and History:

Brown Creek adopted 2 November 1956 on Columbia River Basin manuscript 84 as labelled on BC map 4A, 1926.

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

Had been labelled "Brown's Creek" on 1912 edition of BC map 4A.

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

Named after "Volcanic" Brown, prospector and well-known local character, who maintained that the richest copper deposits of the Boundary Country had never been located. He was convinced that copper was to be found in seams pushed upward through volcanic action, and spent years searching for evidence of volcanic activity, hence his nickname. In his later years he focused on locating Slumoch's lost mine at the upper Pitt River, and perished there in the early 1930's. Also Volcanic Creek.

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