BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Murtle 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: NE of Clearwater (community) at SE side of Wells Gray Provincial Park, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°08'18''N, 119°38'13''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.: 83D/4
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 83D/4
83D/5
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 25 March 1914.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Said to be named in 1874 by Joseph Hunter, Canadian Pacific Railway surveyor, after his birthplace in Scotland.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office