Chimdemash Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows W into Skeena River, E of Kitsumkalum Lake, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°39'53''N, 128°22'34''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103I/9

Origin Notes and History:

Chimdemash Creek adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer as labelled on BC map 3D, 1919; not Chimdemash River as labelled on sheet 1 of G.M. Dawson's 1879 map "British Columbia & Northwest Territory from Pacific Ocean to Fort Edmonton". Incorrectly confirmed as "Chindemash Creek" on 4 November 1948 names list for 103/NE. Spelling corrected back to Chimdemash Creek 2 December 1948 on 103/NE. Chimdemash Creek confirmed 4 October 1951 on 103I.

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

Named in 1884 by Harry McDame, who located placer gold here. Significance not known.

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