BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Cote
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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: On BC-Alaska boundary, just SE of Stikine River, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 56°36'00''N, 131°50'04''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.: 104B/12
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in 1935 on Geological Survey sheet 311A, as labelled on BC map 1H, 1917. Elevation of 4340 feet. Boundary Peak 62.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Probably named prior to the 1903 boundary award, in honour of Jean Leon Côté (1867-1924), Departmental Land Surveyor who worked on preliminary boundary surveys in the 1890's; later Alberta MLA and member of the Senate of Canada, 1924. Also commemorated by Mount Côté on BC-Alberta boundary, map 93H/16. [note that this mountain name was adopted without diacritics.]
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office