Eon Mountain

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: BC-Alberta boundary, just S of Mount Assiniboine, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°50'06''N, 115°37'27''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/13

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted as Mount Eon in Alberta, 1928, as labelled on BC Lands' map 4G, 1914, and on BC-Alberta Boundary sheet # 12, 1917; form of name changed to Eon Mountain 3 October 1957 on Dominion Sectional sheet 114, Calgary.

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

Origin/originator not recorded; probably refering to the ages that elapsed during the slow elevation of the mountain; name associated with nearby Aye Mountain, meaning "always" or "ever".

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