Mount Leary

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: N. of Kuskanax Creek, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°21'28''N, 117°41'24''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82K/5

Origin Notes and History:

Decision on 82K/SW.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

After Captain Charles Sidney Leary, a resident of Nakusp for many years. Came to Canada in 1900, served 16 years as a member of the B.C. Legislature for this area, two years as Minister of Public Works. Died in 1950.

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