Mount Thomlinson

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: Head of Thomlinson Creek, SE of junction of Babine and Skeena Rivers, N of Hazelton, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 55°32'37''N, 127°29'12''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93M/11

Origin Notes and History:

Thomlinson Mountain adopted 12 December 1939 on Geological Survey map 449A, Hazelton, in association with Thomlinson Creek. Form of name adjusted to Mount Thomlinson 5 July 1951 on 93M, as originally submitted in 1939 by BC Geographic Division for 93M.

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

So-named because it is located at the head of Thomlinson Creek, Thomlinson being the first missionary to visit Kisgegas and who founded a mission there.

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

Rev. Robert Tomlinson was an Anglican Church missionary on the Nass River in the late 1860s. Is he the intended namesake? (ie. is the mountain name mis-spelled?)

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.