BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Cokely
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Feature Types.
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Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. [if "Mount" precedes the name, usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Just NE of Mount Arrowsmith, between Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni, Cameron Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°14'23''N, 124°35'18''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92F/2
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Origin Notes and History:

"The Hump (mountain)" adopted 13 March 1947 on 92F/2, and so-labelled on 1947 & 1948 editions of 92 F/2 (not labelled on 1953 edition). Name changed to Mount Cokely 26 November 1973 on 92F/2, the well-known & preferred local name according to Ruth Masters, Comox District Mountaineering Club.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Mis-spelled "Coakley" in 1974 edition of Hiking Trails of Southeastern Vancouver Island, p.40. Apparently mis-spelled "Copley" elsewhere (map or document title/date not cited).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Re-named in association with "Cokely" triangulation station located near the summit, first occupied by Geodetic Survey of Canada 1926-27. Bronze tablet under 5-foot cairn constructed by BC triangulation survey in 1938 - since vandalized. The triangulation station named, in turn, after Leroy Sterling Cokely (1884-1956), DLS, BCLS, with Department of Lands. Cokely received his commission as a British Columbia Land Surveyor in 1910; his biography or obituary is published in the BC Land Surveyors Annual Report, 1957.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office