Mount Downton

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: SW of Itcha Lake in Itcha-Ilgachuz Provincial Park, NE of Anahim Lake (community), Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°42'21''N, 124°51'03''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93C/10

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 February 1947 on 93/SW, as labelled on plan 36L21, topographic map of upper Chilcotin Valley, 1924, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

Named by D.M. MacKay, BCLS, who conducted topographical surveys in this area, after G.M. Downton, BCLS, of Lillooet District. Additional biographical information received June 1975, file A.1.53.

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