Mount Beatty

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.]
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, E of head of Palliser River in Height of the Rockies Provincial Park, E of Invermere, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°40'09''N, 115°17'23''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 23 February 1918, as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet #10, surveyed in 1916, published in 1917.

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

Named in 1917 by interprovincial boundary surveyors after Admiral David Richard Beatty, who led the 1st Battlecruiser Squadron at the Battle of Jutland, 1916, and succeeded Admiral Jellicoe as Commander in Chief of the Grand Fleet in December that year. Beatty was promoted to Admiral of the Fleet in 1919; created 1st Earl Beatty, Viscount Borodale and Baron Beatty of the North Sea and Brooksby in October 1919; appointed First Sea Lord of the Admiralty on 1 November 1919.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.