BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: John Brown Lake
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Lake - Inland body of standing water
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Just E of Moat Lake on Forbidden Plateau, Strathcona Provincial Park, Comox Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°40'40''N, 125°22'06''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.: 92F/11
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Origin Notes and History:

John Brown Lake adopted 17 September 1984 on 92F/11, as submitted by Ruth Masters, Comox District Mountaineering Club.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named by Ruth Masters, Comox District Mountaineering Club, after John Brown, early prospector and one of the first people to explore Forbidden Plateau in the 1920's; he worked in the Cumberland coal mines for many years, beginning c1898, and had a cabin on Circle Lake. Over the years he constructed numerous trails on the Plateau. Died in the 1960s.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office