Shingle Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows E into Okanagan River, S of Penticton, Osoyoos Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°28'45''N, 119°35'54''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82E/5
Related Maps: 82E/12
82E/5

Origin Notes and History:

Shingle Creek adopted 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 420A, Kettle River, as labelled on BC map 1EM, 1915 et seq.

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

Labelled "Beaver River" on S. Black's 1835 map of the Thompson River District for James Douglas; labelled "rivière aux Serpents" on A.C. Anderson's 1858 map of the Gold Regions; labelled "Beaver River" on Epner's 1862 map of the Gold Regions; labelled "Beaver Creek" on Moberley's 1866 map of the Columbia River District; in David Douglas' Observations, 1867; labelled "rivière aux Serpents" on Bartholemew's c1860 map of BC, published in the Royal Atlas of Modern Geography; labelled "Beaver Creek" on Trutch's 1871 map of BC, and on subsequent maps including BC Lands 1912 map, Yale, where the lower reaches are labelled Beaver Creek, and the north fork is labelled Shingle Creek.

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