BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Brown
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
:
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, N of head of Wood Arm Kinbasket Lake, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°22'49''N, 118°13'48''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.: 83D/8
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 83D
83D/8
  Nearby names within
  

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 5 April 1921 on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 27 (Ottawa file OBF 2239).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
BC-Alberta boundary summit 8849 ft. The highest peak, 9156 ft, is inside British Columbia (Boundary Commission Report, Part II, p.95).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named in 1827 by botanist David Douglas, after British botanist Robert Brown (1775-1858). See also "Legend of Mount Brown Opened up the Rockies" by Glenn Randall, Canadian Geographic magazine, June-July 1982.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Robert Brown...the first keeper of the botanical department in the British Museum.
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.