Mount Nesselrode

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Mount Nesselrode, also known as Boundary Peak 98, 2,474 metres (8,117 ft) prominence: 924 m (3,031 ft), is a peak in the Boundary Ranges of the Coast Mountains, located on and in part defining the border between British Columbia, Canada and Alaska, United States. About 40 miles north of Juneau [1] to the west of the lower Stikine River and in the heart of the Stikine Icecap, it is also the corner point of Alaska's Haines Borough and Juneau Borough.[2]

It was named in 1924 in honour of Karl Nesselrode,[3] also known as Charles de Nesselrode, then Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs and a plenipotentiary in the negotiations which produced the Russo-American Treaty of 1824. That treaty defined the boundary between Russian America and US claims to the Oregon Country and was mirrored in a parallel treaty with the British the next year, defining 54°40′north as the southward limit of Russian possessions.

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Coordinates: 58°57′44″N 134°18′49″W / 58.96222°N 134.31361°W / 58.96222; -134.31361