Anderson
    
Former Locality


Wells, BC (Nearby: Barkerville, Stanley, Beaver Pass House, Keithley Creek, Pinegrove)

12383 BARKERVILLE HWY
Wells, British Columbia
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British Columbia Tourism Region : Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Description From Owner:
  • After Alexander Caulfield Anderson, born in Calcutta in 1814 and educated in England.
  • He entered the service of the HBC and arrived at Fort Vancouver on the Columbia River in 1832.
  • During the 1840s he made important explorations of the country between Fort Kamloops and Fort Langley.
  • He left the service of the HBC in 1854. In 1858 Governor Douglas commissioned him to open up a route from the lower Fraser River, via Harrison Lake and Lillooet, to the upper Fraser.
  • Douglas was so pleased with this survey that he expressed a wish that Anderson would bestow his own name upon this lake, which was an important part of the route.
  • ANDERSON RIVER, which flows westward into the Fraser near Boston Bar, is also named after A.C. Anderson.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.


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Nearby:
Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Jack of Clubs Lake, 2km
  • Barkerville Mountain, 3km
  • Cornish Mountain, 4km
  • Cow Mountain, 5km
  • Cornish Lake, 5km
  • Valley Mountain, 4km
  • Eight Mile Lake, 6km
  • Nine Mile Lake, 6km
  • Tucker Lake, 5km
  • Island Mountain, 4km
  • Richfield Mountain, 7km
  • Bonner Lake, 5km
  • Wendle Lake, 5km
  • Ella Lake, 8km
  • Mount Pinkerton, 8km
  • Mount Amador, 7km
  • Weldon Lake, 6km
  • Hardscrabble Mountain, 7km
  • Brough Lake, 10km
  • Mount Conklin, 7km
  • Hospital Lakes, 6km
  • Elk Mountain, 10km
  • Black Lake, 10km
  • Groundhog Lake, 11km
  • Sliding Mountain, 8km
  • Mount Agnes, 11km
  • Two Sisters Mountain, 11km
  • Mount Burns, 8km
  • Mount Wiley, 9km
  • Bald Mountain, 12km
  • Mount Proserpine, 11km
  • Mount Murray, 8km
  • Mount Greenberry, 8km
  • Lottie Lake, 14km
  • Milk Ranch Mountain, 13km
  • Waverly Mountain, 10km
  • Mount Tom, 10km
  • Westpass Lake, 16km
  • Mount Nelson, 10km
  • Mount Burdett, 16km
  • Mount Van Winkle, 14km
  • Selina Lake, 15km
  • Meridian Mountain, 18km
  • Antler Mountain, 15km
  • Grub Mountain, 14km
  • Ketcham Lake, 20km
  • Mount Blair, 13km
  • Mount Howley, 15km
  • Eaglenest Mountain, 14km
  • Atan Lake, 16km