This page presents the geographical name data for Harrison Point in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Harrison Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 6419
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 10' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 36' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.1666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.6
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Point marked by a string of off-lying rocks, lying 1.5 mi W of Busen Point on the S side of Stromness Bay, South Georgia. Charted in 1927 by DI personnel and named Matthews Point for L. Harrison Matthews, British zoologist and member of the staff of the Discovery Investigations, 1924-35, who worked at South Georgia in 1924-27. In 1954, the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) recommended that this name be altered to Harrison Point to avoid duplication with Matthews Point (also named for L. Harrison Matthews), a better known feature in Undine Harbor, South Georgia. This change allows Harrison Matthews' name to be retained for this feature, while the confusing duplication of names is avoided.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data