Mount McQuillan

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 McQuillan and China Creeks, E side Alberni Inlet, Dunsmuir Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°06'34''N, 124°36'18''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 4 March 1947 on 92F/2 as labelled on BC Lands and Works "Sketch Map of China Creek Mining Camp" 1895, and on BC Lands' map 2A, 1938. Also McQuillan Creek.

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

After the veteran prospector, Frank McQuillan, who was working on China Creek in the 1890s.

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

"This creek was named for Frank McQuillan, a prospector in the mining period of the 1890's. He was one of the men who registered the Golden Eagle claim." (from: Place Names of the Alberni Valley, published 1988 by the Alberni District Historical Society)

Source: included with note