Mount Chittenden

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For the mountain in California, see Chittenden Peak.
Mount Chittenden
Highest point
Elevation 10,177 ft (3,102 m)  NGVD 29[1]
Prominence 577 ft (176 m) [1]
Coordinates 44°32′48″N 110°10′16″W / 44.5466102°N 110.1710251°W / 44.5466102; -110.1710251Coordinates: 44°32′48″N 110°10′16″W / 44.5466102°N 110.1710251°W / 44.5466102; -110.1710251[2]
Location Yellowstone National Park, Park County, Wyoming
Parent range Absaroka Range
Topo map Mount Chittenden

Mount Chittenden el. 10,088 feet (3,075 m) is a mountain peak in the Absaroka Range in Yellowstone National Park. The peak was named by Henry Gannett of the Hayden Geological Survey of 1878 for George B. Chittenden. Chittenden was a Geological Survey member who had worked with Gannett, Hayden and others in surveys in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Chittenden never participated in any of the Yellowstone surveys.[3]

Mount Chittenden was not named for Major Hiram M. Chittenden, the U.S. Army Engineer famous for his road and bridge work in the park.

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  1. ^ a b "Mount Chittenden, Wyoming". Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Mount Chittenden". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ Whittlesey, Lee (1988). Yellowstone Place Names. Helena, MT: Montana Historical Society Press. p. 103. ISBN 0-917298-15-2.