Hedley Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SW into Similkameen River at Hedley, between Keremeos and Princeton, Similkameen Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°20'59''N, 120°04'49''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92H/8
Related Maps: 82E/12
82E/5
92H/8

Origin Notes and History:

"Hedley Creek (not Twenty Mile Creek)" adopted in the 14th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1915.

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

Labelled "Twenty Mile Creek" on Geological Survey sheet 978, A Portion of the Southern Interior of British Columbia, by G.M. Dawson, 1877; labelled "Twentymile Creek" on Geological Survey sheet 1A, Hedley Mining District, 1910; labelled "Hedley (Twentymile) Creek" on BC map 1EM, 1915.

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

"After R.R. Hedley, Hall Mines Smelting Company, Nelson." [see Hedley (community) for additional biographical information.]

Source: 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1917 (supplement to the Annual Report of the Dept of the Interior, 1917, Ottawa)