Mount Ball

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: On BC-Alberta boundary, SE of Haffner Creek and Vermilion River, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°09'23''N, 116°00'23''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 9 September 1924, as labelled on Captain Palliser's 1863 map depicting his exploration of British North America 1857-60, and as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 14.

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

Named in 1858 by Dr. James Hector of the Palliser Expedition, after John Ball (1818-1889), who had served as under secretary of state for the colonies, 1855-57. Also Ball Pass and Range.

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