Franklyn Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W side of entrance to Loughborough Inlet, N of Johnstone Strait NE of Sayward (municipality), Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°28'04''N, 125°38'47''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92K/5

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 November 1952 on 92K, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 581, 1867 et seq.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named c1864 by Captain Pender, RN, after Captain William Hales Franklyn, of the mercantile marine, and stipendiary magistrate of Nanaimo, 1860-1867; presided over the first court held in Nanaimo....(see Walbran for additional biographical information).

Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)

Name positioned near a cluster of peaks eastward of Mt Egremont on British Admiralty Chart 581; application subsequently extended to the entire upland overlooking Chancellor Channel between D'Arcy and William Points and extending back to the lowland between the heads of Beaver Inlet and Forward Harbour.