Beaton Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows NW into Beaton Arm Upper Arrow Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°44'14''N, 117°43'51''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82K/12

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 4 October 1951 on Columbia River Basin manuscript 21; had been labelled "Beaton (Salmon) Creek" on BC map 1EM, 1915.

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

BC name card also identifies "Staubert" and "Thomson" as early or other names for Beaton Creek (map/document titles or dates not cited)

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

"Malcolm (?) Beaton was one of the first settlers on the east arm of the Arrow Lakes, and from whom the name of the settlement and the creek was derived." [Note that Laing was not sure of Beaton's given name; various pre-WW II sources suggested that Thomas was his given name.]

Source: Laing, Frederick W; Geographical Naming Record, September 1938; unpublished manuscript held in the Provincial Archives