Red Mountain

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NW side of Rossland, just SW of Trail, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°05'31''N, 117°49'16''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82F/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 2 June 1950 on 82F/4, as a long-established local name, and as labelled on Dominion Government's 1913 map "Geology of 49th Parallel". [caution: another "Red Mountain" 30 miles northeast of here, just south of Nelson.]

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

Red Mountain Railroad (running north from Washington to Leroi mine) is identified on 1893 map of West Kootenay Mining District by C.E.Perry, ME. Red Mountain Mineral Claim is identified in 1896 BC Mines Report, pp.25 & 560.

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