Mount Root

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.]
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alaska boundary N of Fairweather Mountain, at SW end of Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 58°59'08''N, 137°30'01''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 114I/13

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924. Elevation of 12,860 feet.

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

Boundary Peak # 165. Named by USC&GS and published in 1903 on US Chart #8000. Named after Elihu Root (1845-1937), a member of the Alaska Boundary Tribunal and US Secretary of War, 1899-1904, under Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt; Secretary of State, 1905-09, under President Roosevelt; and US Senator from New York 1909-15. He was also a member of the Hague Tribunal.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.