Montana Geographic Names Advisor

Geographic Name Change Request

Wilsall Peak
Park County, Montana

Status = Approved

Description summit, elevation 3,220 m (10,571 ft), in Gallatin National Forest, in the Crazy Mountains, 25 km (15 mi) ENE of Wilsall, 3.4 km (2.1 mi) SE of Conical Peak; named for the nearby community of Wilsall
Location 46°01’37”N, 110°20’46”W
PLSS Location Sec 10, T3N, R11E
Proposal new name for an unnamed feature
Proponent Jake Magalsky; Wilsall, MT
Administrative area Gallatin National Forest
Previous BGN Action None
See also
GNIS ID 2612063
Local Usage None found
Published None found
This proposal is to apply a new name to an unnamed 3,220 m (10,571 ft) summit in the Crazy Mountains in the Gallatin National Forest. The summit lies 25 km (15 mi) east-northeast of Wilsall, and so the name was chosen because it is reported to be the most prominent peak seen from the community. GNIS includes entries for nine other features in Park County containing the word “Wilsall,” all administrative features named for the community. According to several online sources, the community was named for Will and Sally Jordan, offspring of Walter B. Jordan, who laid out the town in the late 19th century.

The Park County Commissioners are not opposed to the proposal, while the Montana State Names Authority is in support. As part of its research, the SNA consulted various State agencies; the Montana Water Resources Division, the Montana Trust Lands Division, and the Indian Country Economic Development Program of the Montana Department of Commerce are responded that they are in favor of the new name, while the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks and the Montana State Historic Preservation Office are not opposed. The U.S. Forest Service also has no objection to the name. A copy of the proposal was forwarded to the Crow Tribe of Montana, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, the Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, but no response was received, which is presumed to indicate a lack of an opinion on the issue

Montana Geographic Names Advisor Recommendation - Support (Friday, January 15, 2010)
Domestic Names Committee Decision Date - Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Domestic Names Committee Discussion - A motion was made and seconded to approve this new name.

Vote: 9 in favor
4 against
1 abstention

The negative votes were cast in the belief that the name was not needed, and citing a lack of local usage.

Page History