Abrams Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows N into Holmes River, E of McBride, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°20'21"N, 119°43'39"W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 83E/5

Origin Notes and History:

Abrams Creek adopted 2 March 2010 on 83E/5, as required for a water licence for Independent Power Production (WR file 7001804).

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

The water licence applicant, William F. (Duke) Peterson / Holmes Hydro Inc, suggested that the creek be named "Judy Creek" after his daughter; rejected in favour of Abrams Creek, a name chosen to recall Ted Abrams, a Tete Jaune trapper from the years just before WW I who participated in the McBride trappers' exchange for many years. References and photo of Abrams in The Robson Valley Story by Marilyn Wheeler; Sternwheeler Press, McBride, 2008; pp 18, 228, 252, 360.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.