Russel Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Finlay River and Pelly Creek, N. of Ingenika River, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 57°10'00''N, 125°50'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 94F/4
Related Maps: 94C
94F
94F/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 31 October 1942 on 94F, as labelled on BC map 1H, 1917.

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

According to Hugh Gabrielse, Geological Survey of Canada, geologist R.G. McConnell named Russel Range, Creek & Lake c1900 after his assistant, H.Y. Russel (Canoma, 1992)

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

See October & November 1980 letters from Mrs Molly Russel re: her husband Robert Russel and Ernest Lamarque, DLS (file W.1.53)

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

Identified as "Sawtooth Range" on early maps. The Sekani name for Russel Range is Tse Bàjè' (Guzagi K'úgé, published by Kaska Tribal Council, Watson Lake, 1997). Origin/meaning not provided.

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