Sutherland River

Feature Type:River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows NW into SE end of Babine Lake, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°29'21''N, 125°10'50''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93K/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 15 July 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 613A, Fort Fraser.

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

Had been labelled "Beaver River" on BC map 37, Stuart Lake (later pre-emptor sheet 3C), 1913; labelled "Sutherland (Beaver) River" on BC map 3C, 1914, and on BC map 1G, 1916. Listed as "Sutherland River (not Beaver)" in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

Named in 1914 by Mr. Butterfield, BCLS, after Joe Sutherland, an Indian from Nautley IR who was on his survey party that year.

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