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ⓘ Ketchikan, Alaska




Ketchikan, Alaska
                                     

ⓘ Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan is a city in and the borough seat of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough of Alaska. It is the states southeasternmost major settlement. Downtown Ketchikan is a National Historic District. With a population at the 2010 census of 8.050, it is the fifth-most populous city in the state, and tenth-most populous community when census-designated places are included. The surrounding borough, encompassing suburbs both north and south of the city along the Tongass Highway, plus small rural settlements accessible mostly by water, registered a population of 13.477 in that same census. Estimates put the 2017 population at 13.754 people. Incorporated on August 25, 1900, Ketchikan is the earliest extant incorporated city in Alaska, because consolidation or unification elsewhere in Alaska resulted in dissolution of those communities city governments. Ketchikan is located on Revillagigedo Island, so named in 1793 by Captain George Vancouver.

Ketchikan is named after the stream that flows through the city, flows into the Tongass narrows just a short distance South-East from the city centre. "Ketchikan" comes from the Tlingit name for the Creek, Kitschk-hin, the meaning of which is unclear. It may mean "the river belonging to Kitschk", other accounts claim it means "thundering wings of an eagle." In modern Tlingit this name is displayed as Kichxaan.

                                     
  • area. Petersburg Borough north City and Borough of Wrangell, Alaska northeast Ketchikan Gateway Borough between Prince of Wales and Hyder Kitimat - Stikine
  • Totem Heritage Center is a museum operated by the City of Ketchikan in the U.S. state of Alaska The Heritage Center houses one of the world s largest collections
  • the Doc Walker House, is a historic house at 541 Pine Street in Ketchikan Alaska It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982
  • born in Ketchikan Alaska He graduated from Ketchikan High School in 1962, before becoming a longshoreman. He served on the Saxman, Alaska City Council
  • Senate. He owned the Ziegler House Ketchikan Alaska Ziegler died of cancer in Ketchikan Alaska Former Ketchikan Legislator Bob Ziegler Dies of Cancer
  • KRBD is a non - commercial radio station in Ketchikan Alaska broadcasting on 105.3 FM. The station airs public radio programming from the National Public
  • American regional airline headquartered in Ketchikan a city in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Alaska It operates domestic scheduled passenger
  • The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center is a visitor center in Ketchikan Alaska operated by the United States Forest Service as part of the Tongass National
  • 500 Main Street in Ketchikan Alaska This three story wood frame house was built in 1904 by H. Z. Burkart, the founder of Ketchikan Spruce Mills, and
  • currently connects the town of Ketchikan Alaska United States, with Gravina Island, an island that contains the Ketchikan International Airport as well

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