Blackstone Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SW into head of North Thompson River, SW of Valemount, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°37'53"N, 119°39'36"W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 83D/12
Related Maps: 83C
83D
83D/12

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 22 February 1963 on 83D as labelled on BC map 3J, 1942. Altered application 7 April 1965 on 83D-C. Presumed to be descriptive.

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

Name originally applied to the more northerly branch. Field survey in 1965 confirmed that the creek flows out of Blackstone Glacier, therefore the name should be applied to the more southerly branch (file C.1.62). Still mis-labelled on federal 83D/12, 1986.

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