Murtle Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NE of Clearwater (community) at SE side of Wells Gray Provincial Park, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°08'18''N, 119°38'13''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/4
Related Maps: 83D/4
83D/5

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 25 March 1914.

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

Said to be named in 1874 by Joseph Hunter, Canadian Pacific Railway surveyor, after his birthplace in Scotland.

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