Mount Bagot

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.]
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alaska boundary in the Juneau Icefield, SW of head of Taku Arm Tagish Lake, W of Atlin, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 59°20'54''N, 135°01'29''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104M/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924.

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

After Sir Charles Bagot (1871-1843), who as British Ambassador to Russia, 1820-24, and plenipotentiary at St. Peterburg in 1822, was involved in negotiations regarding the Alaska boundary. Governor-General of Canada, 1841-43.

Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions