Clark Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Straddling BC-Alberta-Montana boundaries, E of Flathead River, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°11'00''N, 114°23'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82G/1
Related Maps: 82G/1
82G/2
82G/7
82G/8

Origin Notes and History:

"Clark Range (not Clarke Range)" adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924. Confirmed 12 December 1939 on 82 SE. Spelling changed to Clarke Range 6 April 1950 on BC map 4D (Ottawa file OBF 2777). Spelling changed back to Clark Range 7 August 1958 on Columbia River Basin manuscript 92, and application altered to agree with the description in Geological Survey of Canada Memoir 38, Part I, p.29, published in 1912.

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

Apparently labelled on Geological Survey sheet 80A, 81A, Geology of the 49th Parallel, but exact spelling not cited in BC files. Labelled "Clarke Range" on BC map 1EM, 1915. Adopted as "Clark Range" in Place Names of Alberta, 1928. Incorrectly identified as Clarke Range in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

Extent in BC: south from North Kootenay Pass to International Boundary, between Flathead River and BC-Alberta boundary.

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

"Named after Captain William Clark (1770-1835) of the Lewis and Clark expedition, 1806." (18th Report, GBC).

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