Foisey Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows NE into upper Flathead River, SE of Fernie, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°22'48''N, 114°42'43''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82G/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 April 1950 on BC Lands' map 4D, as labelled on BC Lands' map 1EM, 1915, and on Dominion Sectional sheet #14, 1916. Altered application (headwaters channel) 4 September 1957 on Columbia River Basin manuscript #97 - field inspection confirms that west fork (not south fork) is the main stem.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

After Thomas Foisey, oldtimer who lived in the area; he was a miner and lumberman at Fernie and Flagstone, and was also district fire warden; identified on Voter's Lists through 1916, but not on 1920 Voter's List.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.