Mount Armour

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-Alaska boundary SE of Mount Jetté, at extreme NW corner of BC, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 59°54'21''N, 138°42'26''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 114O/15

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 8 January 1924. Elevation of 8,776 feet.

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

Named for the Honourable Mr. Justice John Douglas Armour (1830-1903), Chief Justice of the High Court of Ontario, and Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, who was one of the original Canadian members of the Alaskan Boundary Tribunal in 1903. Appointed Boundary Commissioner under provisions of the convention of 24 January 1903, with Lord Alverstone and Sir Louis Jetté. After Armour died, A.B.Aylesworth was appointed in his place (file T.3.54)

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

"...named jointly in 1923 by the US Board on Geographic Names and the Geographic Board of Canada, to honour Canadian Supreme Court Judge John D. Armour, an original member of the Alaska Boundary Tribunal of 1903." (James W. Phillips, Alaska-Yukon Place Names; University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1973)

Source: included with note