Mount Guichon

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: E side of Mamit Lake, N of Merritt, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°22'04''N, 120°40'35''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92I/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 April 1949 on 92I/SE, as labelled on BC map 4M, 1927. Also Guichon Creek.

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

After Joseph and Pierre Guichon, "Old Country French," not French-Canadians, who settled in the district in 1873. Joseph Guichon later founded the Guichon Cattle Co. Ltd. at Quilchena, and became one of British Columbia's cattle kings.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.