BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Chechidla Range
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Head of Whiting River, NW of Telegraph Creek (community), Cassiar Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 58°15'00''N, 132°35'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 104K/2
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 104K
104K/2
104K/7
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Origin Notes and History:

Chechidla Range adopted 6 May 1954 on 104K.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Misspelled "Chechilda" on 1:20 000 TRIM sheet 104K.036.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"...means 'mountains of small rocks'. The name was supplied by an old Indian of the Tahltan tribe, who was familiar with the country and who now lives at Telegraph Creek. His command of English was inadequate to property express the meaning of certain Indian [names]. The spelling....[is phonetic] and may not represent the true interpretation." (January 1954 names list with remarks provided by Army Survey Establishment, file T.5.54)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office