Anderson 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 Fraser River just below Boston Bar, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°50'30''N, 121°26'06''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92H/14
Related Maps: 92H/11
92H/14

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 October 1936 on Canadian Geological map # 422A, Hope, as labelled on Trutch's 1871 map of British Columbia, and on G.M. Dawson's 1877 map, and on BC map 2B, 1914, and numerous subsequent maps.

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

Presumably named after Alexander Caulfield Anderson, HBC, who came through here in 1847-48. See Anderson Lake (near Lillooet)

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