Mount Matheson

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: N of Becher Bay, E of Sooke Basin, Sooke Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°21'32''N, 123°36'37''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/5

Origin Notes and History:

Origin/significance not known. This feature is shown but not named on British Admiralty Chart #1906, detailing the 1846 surveys of Captain Kellet, wherein many neighbouring features were named by Kellett for his officers aboard HM surveying vessel Herald.

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

Adopted 2 May 1911 as an established local name, and as labelled on J.D. Pemberton's 1855 map for the Hudson's Bay Company "South Eastern Districts of Vancouver Island".

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