Goodell Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows NW into Holmes River, E of McBride, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°17'48"N, 119°27'18"W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 83E/6
Related Maps: 83E/3
83E/6

Origin Notes and History:

Goodell Creek adopted 2 March 2010 on 83E/5, as required for a water licence for Independent Power Production (WR file 7001808).

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 "Kelly Creek" after his granddaughter; rejected in favour of Goodell Creek, a name chosen to recall W.R. Goodell, an outfitter and guide who operated out of the Dunster-McBride area in the 1920s and 1930s. References to Goodell in The Robson Valley Story by Marilyn Wheeler; Sternwheeler Press, McBride, 2008; pp 31, 86, 137, 357, 366, 367, 414, 449, 653.

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