BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Ball
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. [if "Mount" precedes the name, usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, SE of Haffner Creek and Vermilion River, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°09'23''N, 116°00'23''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 82N/1
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 9 September 1924, as labelled on Captain Palliser's 1863 map depicting his exploration of British North America 1857-60, and as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 14.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named in 1858 by Dr. James Hector of the Palliser Expedition, after John Ball (1818-1889), who had served as under secretary of state for the colonies, 1855-57. Also Ball Pass and Range.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office