Mount Sanford

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: E side of Angel Lake (an expansion of upper Gladys River ) E of Atlin, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 59°29'31''N, 132°49'23''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104N/7

Origin Notes and History:

Sanford Mountain adopted in the 5th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1904, as labelled on Geological Survey sheet 742, Atlin Mining District, 1902. Form of name changed to Mount Sanford in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924. Re-approved 6 May 1947 on 104NW, and 4 October 1951 on 104N.

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

Named in 1899 by J.C.Gwillim, Geological Survey of Canada; this was the given name of one of the men on Gwillim's survey party that year.

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