BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Cornwell
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
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: On BC-Alberta boundary, E of head of Fording River, N of Fernie, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°18'02''N, 114°46'53''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.: 82J/7
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 23 February 1918, as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet #7, 1917.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named by interprovincial boundary surveyors, after Jack Cornell VC, HMS Chester, the boy hero of the Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office