Mount Monroe

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: E side of Fraser River, N of McBride, Cariboo Land District
Tags: World War II
Latitude-Longitude: 53°23'49"N, 120°10'44"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 93H/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 12 March 1965 on 93H. See also Monroe Creek.

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

Named to remember Canadian Army Lance Corporal Stanley James Monroe, K41218, from McBride. Serving with the Canadian Forestry Corps when he was killed 1 July 1942, age 24. Location & circumstances of his death not cited; buried at McBride Cemetery, Plot 6, Grave 4. Parents: Adrian A. Monroe and Lela A. Monroe, McBride.

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