Mount Upshur

Feature Type:Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alaska boundary, just NW of Stewart, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 56°07'45''N, 130°20'56''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104B/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 19th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1927. Elevation of 6701 feet. Boundary Peak 17.

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

Named after Abel Parker Upshur (1790-1844), U.S. statesman.

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