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List of lakes named after people

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This is a list of notable lakes named after people. It details the name of the lake or reservoir, its location and eponym.

Lake or reservoir Location Country/continent Eponym
Boone Lake Tennessee United States Daniel Boone[citation needed]
Burnaby Lake British Columbia Canada Robert Burnaby[citation needed]
Capilano Lake British Columbia Canada Joe Capilano[citation needed]
Cass Lake Michigan United States Lewis Cass[1]
Cass Lake Minnesota United States Lewis Cass[citation needed]
Cordell Hull Lake Tennessee United States Cordell Hull[citation needed]
Elvis Presley Lake Mississippi United States Elvis Presley[2]
Lake DeForest New York United States Henry L. deForest, president of Hackensack Water Company[3]:195–213
Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake Washington United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt[citation needed]
Garibaldi Lake British Columbia Canada Giuseppe Garibaldi[citation needed]
Glenn Cunningham Lake Nebraska United States Glenn C. Cunningham[citation needed]
King George V Reservoir England United Kingdom George V of the United Kingdom[citation needed]
King George VI Reservoir England United Kingdom George VI of the United Kingdom[citation needed]
Lac Saint-Jean Quebec Canada Jean de Quen[citation needed]
Lake Albert Uganda-Democratic Republic of the Congo Prince Albert[citation needed]
Lake Amadeus Northern Territory Australia Amadeo I of Spain[citation needed]
Lake Barkley Kentucky United States Alben Barkley[citation needed]
Lake Brunner South Island New Zealand Thomas Brunner[citation needed]
Lake Burley Griffin Canberra Australia Burley Griffin[4]
Lake Burton Georgia United States Jeremiah Burton[citation needed]
Lake Carnegie New Jersey United States Andrew Carnegie[citation needed]
Lake Flannigan King Island Tasmania, Australia Michael John Flannigan[citation needed]
Lake Francis Case South Dakota United States Francis H. Case[citation needed]
Lake Champlain Canada-United States Samuel de Champlain[citation needed]
Lake Pueyrredón/Cochrane South America Chile-Argentina Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald[citation needed] (Chile)
Lake Stanley Draper Oklahoma United States Stanley draper[citation needed]
Lake Drummond Virginia United States William Drummond[citation needed]
Lake Edward Uganda-Democratic Republic of the Congo Edward VII of the United Kingdom[citation needed]
Lake George Minnesota United States George Arbuckle[citation needed], surveyor
Lake George Florida United States George III of the United Kingdom[citation needed]
Lake George New York United States George II of Great Britain[citation needed]
Lake George Uganda George V of the United Kingdom[citation needed]
Lake George New South Wales Australia George III of the United Kingdom[citation needed]
Lake Buenos Aires/General Carrera South America Chile-Argentina José Miguel Carrera[citation needed] (Chile)
Lake Giulietti/Lake Afrera Ethiopia Giuseppe Maria Giulietti[citation needed]
Lake Gunn South Island New Zealand Davy Gunn[citation needed], a pioneer of the local tramping tourism industry
Lake Harriet Minnesota United States Harriet Lovejoy[citation needed]
Lake Hayes South Island New Zealand D. Hay[citation needed] rather than Captain "Bully" Hayes
Lake Herman South Dakota United States Herman Luce[citation needed]
Lake Hoare Victoria Land Antarctica R.A. Hoare[citation needed], physicist
Lake W. R. Holway Oklahoma United States W. R. Holway[citation needed]
Robert S. Kerr Reservoir Oklahoma United States Senator Robert S. Kerr[citation needed]
Lake Lanier Georgia United States Sidney Lanier[citation needed]
Lake Lyndon B. Johnson Texas United States Lyndon B. Johnson[citation needed]
Lake Mahinerangi South Island New Zealand Olive Mahinerangi Barnett, daughter of William Barnett, mayor of Dunedin (1911–1912)[citation needed]
Lake Mead Nevada-Arizona United States Elwood Mead[citation needed]
Lake Muhlenberg Pennsylvania United States Henry Muhlenberg[citation needed]
Lake Nasser North Africa Egypt-Sudan Gamal Abdel Nasser[citation needed]
Lake Overholser Oklahoma United States Ed Overholser[citation needed], Mayor of Oklahoma City
Lake Pat Cleburne Texas United States Patrick Cleburne[citation needed]
Lake Presidente Ríos Chile Juan Antonio Ríos Morales[citation needed]
Lake Powell Utah-Arizona United States John Wesley Powell[citation needed]
Lake Rhoda Colorado United States Rhoda Krasner[citation needed]
Lake Simcoe Ontario Canada John Simcoe[5]
Lake Strom Thurmond Georgia-South Carolina United States Strom Thurmond[citation needed]
Lake Victoria Africa Queen Victoria[citation needed]
Lake Washington Washington United States George Washington[citation needed]
Mark Twain Lake Missouri United States Mark Twain[citation needed]
Nordenskjöld Lake Chile Otto Nordenskiöld[citation needed]
Norris Lake Tennessee United States George Norris
Lake O'Higgins/San Martín Chile-Argentina Bernardo O'Higgins[citation needed] (Chile) / José de San Martín[citation needed] (Argentina)
Percy Priest Lake Tennessee United States Percy Priest[citation needed]
Queen Elizabeth II Reservoir England United Kingdom Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom[citation needed]
Queen Mary Reservoir England United Kingdom Mary of Teck[6]
Queen Mother Reservoir England United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother[7]
Raymond Gary Lake Oklahoma United States Raymond Gary[citation needed]
Richard B. Russell Lake Georgia-South Carolina United States Richard Brevard Russell, Jr.[citation needed]
St. John's Lough County Leitrim Ireland John the Baptist[citation needed]
Theodore Roosevelt Lake Arizona United States Theodore Roosevelt[citation needed]
Toews Lake Manitoba Canada Jonathan Toews[citation needed]
Walter F. George Lake Alabama-Georgia United States Walter F. George[citation needed]
Waughop Lake Washington United States John Wesley Waughop[citation needed], former superintendent of the State Hospital for the Insane
Wes Watkins Reservoir Oklahoma United States Congressman Wes Watkins[citation needed]
Wolfgangsee Salzkammergut Austria Wolfgang of Regensburg[citation needed]

Former names[edit]

  • Hitlersee - now Jezioro Turawskie (Lake Turawskie), Poland
  • Lake Margherita - now Lake Abaya, Ethiopia - named after Margherita of Savoy[citation needed], wife of King Umberto I of Italy
  • Lake Maury - now The Mariners' Lake, Virginia, United States - named after Matthew Fontaine Maury[citation needed]
  • Lake Rudolf - now Lake Turkana, Ethiopia - named after Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria[citation needed]
  • Lake Calhoun - now Bde Maka Ska, Minnesota, United States - named after John C. Calhoun[citation needed], former Vice President of the United States

See also[edit]

  • List of eponyms
  • List of places named after people

References[edit]

  1. "Cass Lake, Michigan, USA".
  2. Moore, William (November 22, 2014). "Elvis Presley Lake Open for Business". Daily Journal.
  3. Leiby, Adrian C. (1969), The Hackensack Water Company, 1869-1969, In collaboration with Nancy Wichman, Bergen County Historical Society, ASIN B0006C01Q0, OCLC 13847.
  4. Lake Burley Griffin Fact Sheet, National Capital Authority, retrieved 2 August 2020
  5. "Lake Simcoe Watershed". Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  6. "History of the Queen Mary Reservoir - Village Matters". Village Matters. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  7. "The Queen Mother Reservoir - some aspects of its design and construction" (PDF). geplus.co.uk. Retrieved 19 October 2017.


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