This page presents the geographical name data for Hornaday Rock 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): Hornaday Rock
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 6992
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 01' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
038° 01' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.0166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -38.0166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963
Description (see definition): Rock lying in Bird Sound, 0.6 mi WSW of Cape Alexandra at the W end of South Georgia. The feature appears on charts dating back to the 1930s. It was recharted by the South Georgia Survey (SGS) in the period 1951-57, and named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for William T. Hornaday (1854-1937), American zoologist and Director of the New York Zoological Park, 1896-1926. After 1907 he was a leader in the fight to introduce protective legislation for fur seals. Fur seals breed on nearby Bird Island.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data