Mount Lawson

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: S side of Fantail Lake, W of Taku Arm Tagish Lake, W of Atlin, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 59°32'06''N, 134°33'02''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104M/10

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 August 1947 on 104M, as submitted by Geological Survey in 1911 (Ottawa file OBF 0002), and as labelled on BC map 1H, 1917 et seq.

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

Mis-spelled "Lawsan Mountain" in 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

A prominent mountain on the west side of Bighorn Creek, named after an old time prospector, Fred Lawson, one of the principle owners of mineral claims on this mountain.

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