BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Lempriere
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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: Head of Serpentine Creek, SE of junction of North Thompson and Albreda Rivers, S of Valemount, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°23'25''N, 118°58'41''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/7
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 April 1965, in association with the railway station and former post office of the same name.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"Arthur Reid Lempriere, a lieutenant in the Royal Engineers, arrived in Esquimalt in 1859 with the main body of the Columbia Detachment - the third and largest group of Royal Engineers to come to British Columbia. In 1859 he explored the route from Hope to Lytton via the Coquihalla. Lempriere returned to England in 1863, and retired as Major General in 1882. The Canadian Northern Pacific Railway laid tracks through the area in 1915 and Lempriere first appears on a map in 1917. The Lempriere post office was open from 1942 to 1945. Less than ten cancellation marks are known in collections. There was a Japanese internment camp here during the Second World War." (British Columbia names in the vicinity of Mt. Robson, by James L. Swanson, 1987).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office