Location: Kern County, California
Named for John Nicoll who came to the Southfork Valley (of the Kern River) soon after the American conquest, and then homesteaded here (1854).
Map names in the U.S. follow USGS standards and thereby routinely omit Possessive apostrophes.
Variant spellings "Nicols" (GLO 1901) and "Nichols" (USFS 1916) are incorrect.
Name first appears on Wheeler Survey Atlas Sheet 73 (1871).
Name officially accepted by USBGN (1974).
Peak was added to the HPS Peak List in 1966.