Mount Brent

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: W of Penticton, on divide between Similkameen & Okanagan watersheds, Osoyoos Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°29'10''N, 119°54'29''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82E/5

Origin Notes and History:

"Mount Brent (not Snow Mountain)" adopted in the 17th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1921, as labelled on 1914 plan of Okanagan Lake valley, by R.D. McCaw, BCLS.

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

After the Joseph Brent family who lived at Shingle Creek east of this mountain for many years. [The family] moved here from Okanagan Mission in 1904, but Brent had come a few years earlier. Born at Colville Washington, eldest son of Frederick Brent, well-known Okanagan pioneer, former US cavalry-man and Indian scout, who came to the valley in 1865 and established the first stone grist mill between the Columbia and Thompson river, c1871. Joseph Brent married Mary, daughter of Roderick McLean (see McLean Creek). He died at Shingle Creek 2 December 1936; she had died some years earlier.

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