Devils Thumb

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: On BC-Alaska Boundary W of junction of Porcupine and Stikine Rivers, SW of Telegraph Creek (community), Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 57°05'29''N, 132°22'10''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104F/1

Origin Notes and History:

"Devils Thumb (mountain)" adopted in 1935 on Geological Survey sheet 310A, Stikine River Area, as labelled on "Map of Canadian Yukon and Northern Territory of British Columbia" compiled for The Yearbook of British Columbia, 1897, and as labelled on BC map 1H, 1917. Re-approved 5 February 1945 on 104/SE.

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

Elevation 9077 feet. Boundary Peak #71. Named by Comdr. R. W. Meade, as descriptive of the 1662' thumblike projection on the mountain, mentioned in USN Hydrographic Report, 1869. Labelled "Devils Thumb Mountain" on BC map 5C, 1929.

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