Spanish Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows N into Cariboo River below Cariboo Lake, SE of Quesnel, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°39'28''N, 121°28'34''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93A/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 28 April 1936, as labelled on BC map 3G, 1935, in turn as labelled on Amos Bowman's 1887 map of the Cariboo Mining District.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

"Spanish Creek, situated about 14 miles above Mitchell's bridge, on N fork Quesnel River; a party of 9 Chinamen are at work, making Chinese wages..." (Victoria Colonist, 15 August 1866, p.3, under the heading Cariboo Mining Intelligence, reprinted from The Barkerville Sentinel.)

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