Atna Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Bounded by Shedin and Shelagyote Creeks and Babine River, N of Hazelton, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 55°54'00''N, 127°30'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 93M/13
Related Maps: 93M/11
93M/12
93M/13
93M/14

Origin Notes and History:

Atna Mountains adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, as labelled on George Dawson's 1879 Geological Survey map "British Columbia and the Northwest Territory from the Pacific Ocean to Fort Edmonton", and on sheet BC map 1H, 1917; form of name changed to Atna Range 5 July 1951 on 93 M.

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

Named in assocation with Atna Pass. Atna or Atnah is the name applied by the Tinne people of British Columbia to any non-Tinne Indians. The Atna Pass is so called by the Tinne as (the pass) is used by the Coast Indians as an avenue to the interior (G.M. Dawson, Geological Survey Report 1879-80, p.25B)

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