BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Upshur
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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: On BC-Alaska boundary, just NW of Stewart, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 56°07'45''N, 130°20'56''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.: 104B/1
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 19th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1927. Elevation of 6701 feet. Boundary Peak 17.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named after Abel Parker Upshur (1790-1844), U.S. statesman.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office