Lava Fork

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows S across BC-Alaska boundary into Blue River, W of Unuk River, NW of Stewart, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 56°22'50''N, 130°53'00''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 104B/7

Origin Notes and History:

Lava Fork adopted 24 July 1945 on 104/SE, as labelled and positioned on International Boundary Commission sheet # 3, published in 1927 from surveys 1905-20, and on BC map 5C, Stikine River, 1929. Form of name changed to Lava Fork (creek) and location confirmed 25 August 1978 on 104B/7.

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

This creek crosses the BC-Alaska boundary at 56º 22' 50" - 130º 53' 00" and drains into Blue River (Alaska) at approximately 56º 20' - 130º 53'. Name applied to the wrong watercourse on federal 1:250 000 sheet 104B, edition 1, 1955. Name applied to the correct watercourse but mislabelled "Lava Fork Creek" on federal 1:50 000 sheet 104B/7, edition 1, 1974.

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

Headwaters at 56 25-130 53 on 104 B/7.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa