BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Kingcome
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Feature Types.
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Locality - A named place or area, with or without a scattered population
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: E side of lower Kingcome River, on Quaee IR 7, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°58'00''N, 126°11'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92L/16
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Origin Notes and History:

Kingcome (settlement) adopted 5 March 1959 on C.3576. Form of name changed to Kingcome (locality) 14 January 1983 on 92L/16. See Kingcome Inlet (inlet) for name origin.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"Settlement located on Quagee Reservation as per Royal Commission Report on Indian affairs of 1916. Listed as principal village of all bands of tribe. According to Forest Engineering, two members of staff who worked in the area report that the name "Kingcome" Indians was used to refer to those in the settlement.
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa