Round Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Expansion of Allison Creek, N of Princeton, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°39'53''N, 120°37'11''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92H/10

Origin Notes and History:

Borgeson Lake adopted 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 421A. Name changed to Round Lake 12 July 1995 on 92 H/10, the entrenched local name.

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

Borgeson Lake named 1924/25 by R.D. McCaw, BCLS, after Ole Borgeson, a settler at the north end of the lake. According to Government Agent, Princeton, and Princeton Mayor Gloria Stout, this lake has always been known as "Round Lake" - likely surveyor McCaw felt the need to create a more unique name. Still known as "Round Lake"; no local usage of "Borgeson" according to Princeton Municipal Council, February 1988.

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