lies at the mouth of Healy Creek on the Nenana River, 78 miles southwest
of Fairbanks. It is located on a spur road, just north of the entrance
to the Denali National Park and Preserve on the George Parks Highway. It
lies at approximately 63░ 51' N Latitude, 148░ 58' W Longitude (Sec. 20,
T012S, R007W, Fairbanks Meridian). The community is located in the
Nenana Recording District. The area encompasses 45 sq. miles of land and
0 sq. miles of water.
Healy was developed by the Usibelli Coal Mine in 1918, and has
grown to become Alaska's largest coal mining operation. The mine
supplies 800,000 tons of coal a year, to Golden Valley Electric, the
University of Alaska Fairbanks, the military, and South Korea. The
Usibelli Coal Mine began a successful environmental reclamation program
in 1971. Dall sheep now graze where there was once a strip mine.