Mount McNaughton

Feature Type: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. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Moose Lake and Grant Pass, NE end of Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°00'26''N, 118°45'08''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83E/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 4 December 1923 as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 30, 1922.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named by interprovincial boundary surveyors, after Margaret McNaughton, author of "Overland to Cariboo", an account of an overland journey by 150 pioneers and goldseekers, from Fort Garry to the goldfields of British Columbia in 1862, published in Toronto, 1896. [Margaret McNaughton, nee Peebles, of New Westminster, had married Archibald McNaughton (one of the 'Overlanders') in September 1890.]

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office