BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Odin
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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: W. of Pingston Creek, S. of Odin Creek, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°33'06''N, 118°07'45''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.: 82L/9
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 15 May 1900, as labelled on Geological Survey map "West Kootenai District" by George Dawson, 1890.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Probably named by Dawson, as his map is the earliest appearance of the name. In Norse Mythology, Odin [also spelled Wuotan or Woden] is the supreme deity - the god of art, war, culture, and the dead.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office