Upton Rock

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Location of King George Island in the South Shetland Islands.

Upton Rock (62°12′S 59°8′W / 62.200°S 59.133°W / -62.200; -59.133Coordinates: 62°12′S 59°8′W / 62.200°S 59.133°W / -62.200; -59.133) is a rock lying 3 nautical miles (6 km) northwest of Flat Top Peninsula, King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) in 1961 for Benjamin Upton, Master of the American sealing vessel Nancy from Salem, MA, which visited the South Shetland Islands in 1821-22.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Upton Rock" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).