Mitchell Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Bounded by Takla Lake and Nation River, NW of Fort St. James, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 55°20'00''N, 125°32'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93N/5
Related Maps: 93N/3
93N/4
93N/5
93N/6

Origin Notes and History:

Mitchell Range was adopted 2 June 1950 on 93N, as labelled on BC map 5A, 1917, and on BC map 3D, 1922, and on BC map 1L, 1929, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer; not "Mitchell Mountains" as labelled on BC map 1L, 1940, and on Geological Survey sheet 447A, Manson River, 1938; nor "Manson Ridge" as labelled on BC map 3D, 1937.

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

Named after Jack Mitchell, a Forester co-operating with Frank Swannell, BCLS, in his survey in this area in 1912; Mitchell was killed in the Great War.

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