Arrowstone Hills

Feature Type:Hills - Elevation of terrain rising prominently above the surrounding land. Plural of Hill.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N and NE of Cache Creek (community), Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°59'00''N, 121°10'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92I/14
Related Maps: 92I/14
92I/15
92P/2
92P/3

Origin Notes and History:

"Arrowstone Hills (not Arrow Stone Hills nor Arrow-Stone Hills)" adopted 1 December 1955 on 92 I/14 at 50º58' - 121º14', as labelled on Donimion Sectional sheet 111, Kamloops, 1916. Application extended 15 November 1982 on 92 I/14, 92 I/15, 92 P/2, 92 P/3; centred approximately 50º59' - 121º10' as labelled on Geological Survey sheet 557, Kamloops, 1895. (agreed by DIAND 7 November 1984)

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

Northern limits of Arrowstone Hills described with letter July 1969 (files B.1.54 and C.2.65). Bounded on the west by Bonaparte River; on the north by Loon Creek valley; on the east by Deadman River; on the south by Pass Valley, Tsotin Lake & Cache Creek.

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

George M. Dawson reported that the Indians used the rock [ black basalt ] in these hills for making arrows and spearheads (Geological Survey of Canada Annual Report, Vol 7, Part B, 1894, p.220)

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