Mount Brown

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, N of head of Wood Arm Kinbasket Lake, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°22'49''N, 118°13'48''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/8
Related Maps: 83D
83D/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 5 April 1921 on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 27 (Ottawa file OBF 2239).

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

BC-Alberta boundary summit 8849 ft. The highest peak, 9156 ft, is inside British Columbia (Boundary Commission Report, Part II, p.95).

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

Named in 1827 by botanist David Douglas, after British botanist Robert Brown (1775-1858). See also "Legend of Mount Brown Opened up the Rockies" by Glenn Randall, Canadian Geographic magazine, June-July 1982.

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

Robert Brown...the first keeper of the botanical department in the British Museum.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.