Giscome

Feature Type:Locality - A named place or area, generally with a scattered population of 50 or less.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On CNR at SW end of Eaglet Lake, NE of Prince George, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°04'00''N, 122°22'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93J/1

Origin Notes and History:

Giscome (P.O.) was adopted 4 September 1958 on 93J/1. Status changed to Ry. Pt. 8 April 1981 on 93J/1. Status changed to Locality 15 July 1983 on 93J/1.

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

After John Robert Giscom(b)e, a black miner who came to the district in the 1860s; he died in Victoria about 1910.

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

John Robert Giscome was born in Jamaica about 1832, worked in the California gold fields and came to B.C. in the late 1850s or early 1860s. In partnership with Harry McDame, he prospected in Peace River and Cassiar country in the 1870s. (Article in B.C. Historical News, Vol. 18, No. 3, 1985)

Source: included with note