Klinkwan (historical) in Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough AK


Klinkwan (historical), Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough, Alaska

Klinkwan (historical) is a populated place feature (populated place) in Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough. The primary coordinates for Klinkwan (historical) places it within the 99921 ZIP Code delivery area.

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Feature Name: Klinkwan (historical)
Category: Alaska physical, cultural and historic features
Feature Type: Populated Place
Class: Populated Place
Description: Near E entrance to Klakas Inlet, on the SW part of Prince of Wales Island, Alex. Arch.
History: Tlingit Indian name recorded in 1897 by Lieutenant Commander J. F. Moser, U.S. Navy (USN). A 1951 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) map shows one building at the site of this abandoned village. According to J. R. Swanton (in Hodge, 1907, p. 714), Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE), "Klinkwan" is derived from the Tlingit "linqoan" meaning "shellfish town" or "town where they split yellow cedar bark into long strings." This is a "Haida town, occupied by the Yaku-lanas * * *" (Hodge, 1907, p. 714).
Borough: Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough
Latitude: 54.8902778625
Longitude: -132.36416626
GNIS ID: 1423106

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