Franklin 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 S into head of Knight Inlet, just E of mouth of Klinaklini River, Range 2 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°04'42''N, 125°34'01''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92N/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 3 April 1928 on Ottawa file OBF 1018, as labelled on BC map 2C, 1919.

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

After Benjamin Franklin, crown granted owner of Lot 53 at the south end of Tatla Lake. In 1892 he explored a route from Tatla Lake, down the Klinaklini valley to the head of Knight Inlet, for a short route to drive his cattle to the coast. The route is descibed in 1895 Crown Lands Survey's Report.

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