Mount Etherington

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 just NE of Elkford, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°16'16''N, 114°45'34''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in Place Names of Alberta, published in 1928 by the Geographic Board of Canada, in turn as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary map #7, surveyed in 1916, published in 1917.

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

Named by interprovincial boundary surveyors, "After Colonel Frederick Etherington, CMG, of Kingston Ontario, who served during the World War with the Canadian Army Medical Corps."

Source: Place Names of Alberta; published for the Geographic Board by Department of Interior, Ottawa, 1928.

"The mountain is likely named for [ Etherington's ] wartime contribution when he organized and commanded the No. 5 Stationary Hospital in Egypt, which was staffed by recruits from Queen's University faculty and students. In 1916 the hospital was transferred to France and became the 7th Canadian Hospital." (excerpt from Peakfinder)

Source: included with note