Mount Knewstubb

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: S side of Nine Mile Creek, just W of Franklyn Arm Chilko Lake, Range 2 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°10'35''N, 124°17'23''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92N/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 5 October 1960 on 92N.

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

After Frederick William Knewstubb ( - 1937) who joined the Water Rights Branch as a draughtsman in 1911, became a hydrological engineer in 1926, and made an extensive survey of the Chilko Lake area over a 3 year period. Knewstubb was Chief Hydrologic Engineer for the Water Rights Branch, Dept. of Lands, at the time of his death, 16 December 1937. [also the namesake of Knewstubb Lake, part of the Nechako Reservoir created by flooding behind the Kenney Dam.]

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