Mount Cronin

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: Head of Cronin Creek in Babine Mountains Provincial Park, just NE of Smithers, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°55'48''N, 126°51'51''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93L/15

Origin Notes and History:

Cronin Mountain adopted 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 369A, Smithers; an established local name. Form of name changed to Mount Cronin 5 July 1951 on 93L.

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

After James Cronin, who operated a mine on this mountain; one of several he owned in the district.

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

"James Cronin, Spokane miner, staked the famous St. Eugene Mine near Cranbrook in 1893, and afterwards mined in this region. Died 17 May 1926, age 80." (Vancouver Province, 21 August 1927)

Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions