Depot Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows NW from Washington State into Chilliwack Lake, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°01'46''N, 121°24'07''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92H/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 17 January 1951 on 92H/3, as labeled on BC map 2B, 1914.

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

Locally-known as Brown Creek and Kokanee Creek, according to c1982 advice from Department of Fisheries & Oceans.

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

Probably nearby was a supply depot of the commission which surveyed the international boundary, 1858-61. Also called Brown Creek, after Michael Brown, Co. F, 9th Infantry, US Army, escort to the boundary commission, who drowned in [Chilliwack] lake 10 October 1858, and was buried beside this creek.

Source: Provincial Archives' Place Names File (the "Harvey File") compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions