Ketchikan Gateway Borough
borough is up for adoption...
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough is comprised of the cities of Ketchikan [population
7,922] and Saxman
is located near the southernmost boundary of
Alaska, in the Southeast Panhandle.
It covers 1,754 square miles - 1,233 of which is land and 521 water.
Unusual about this Borough is the fact that it is sprawled over three
islands - Gravina, Pennock and Revillagigedo.
Residence is only on one, Revillagigedo Island where the
1,233 square mile Ketchikan Gateway Borough is located at the southern tip
of the Alaska panhandle.
and Cape Fox Tlingits have lived in the area historically.
Ketchikan was originally called "kitschk-kin,"
meaning creek of the thundering wings of an eagle. This name was given to
a creek (now called Ketchikan Creek) by the Cape Fox and Tongass Tlingit
tribes they had been using as a fish camp.
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