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.