Mount Borthwick

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: Just NE of Barrière (municipality) on E side of North Thompson River, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°14'05''N, 120°04'15''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92P/1

Origin Notes and History:

"Mount Borthwick" adopted 11 August 1921 on Geological Survey map #1945, North Thompson sheet (file N.1.21).

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

Incorrectly labelled Borthwick Mountain on 1932, 1942, 1952 & 1962 editions of BC map 3J.

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

After George A. Borthwick, who started the flourishing Inland Cigar Factory in Kamloops in 1895. The family moved to the coast in 1908, but in 1910 returned to ranch at the mouth of the Barrière River. He died in 1927.

Source: Place Names of the Kamloops District; Kamloops Museum, 1978