Charlotte Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Expansion of Atnarko River S of Anahim Lake (community), E of S end Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°11'00''N, 125°19'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93C/3

Origin Notes and History:

Charlotte Lake adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer as labelled on BC map 1G, 1916; not Kappan Lake as mis-labelled on a map entitled Tatla-Bella Coola, by Dr. Dolmage (date/additional details not cited). Charlotte Lake re-approved 7 February 1947 on 93SW, described as "at the head of Atnarko River"; description subsequently changed to "expansion of Atnarko River".

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

Said to be named after the wife of a surveyor.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997

Note that this lake was NOT named after Charlotte Whitton (1896-1975), the first woman mayor of Ottawa, 1951-56 and 1961-64, although a tributary of Charlotte Lake, Whitton Creek, was deliberately named in 1953 with her in mind.

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