Mount Cote

Feature Type: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. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alaska boundary, just SE of Stikine River, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 56°36'00''N, 131°50'04''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104B/12

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