Chisana, Alaska

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Tsetsaan’ Na’
Chisana's post office
Chisana's post office
Chisana is located in Alaska
Location within the state of Alaska
Coordinates: 62°4′16″N 141°59′36″W / 62.07111°N 141.99333°W / 62.07111; -141.99333Coordinates: 62°4′16″N 141°59′36″W / 62.07111°N 141.99333°W / 62.07111; -141.99333
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Valdez-Cordova
 • Total 86.7 sq mi (224.7 km2)
 • Land 86.7 sq mi (224.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 3,369 ft (1,027 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 0
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-13890
GNIS feature ID 1400321
Chisana Historic District
Chisana, Alaska is located in Alaska
Chisana, Alaska
Location Extending west ¼ mile from the southeastern end of Chisana Airstrip and parallel to Johnson Creek
Coordinates 62°3′57″N 142°2′34″W / 62.06583°N 142.04278°W / 62.06583; -142.04278
Built 1913
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Log Cabin
Governing body National Park Service
NRHP Reference # 85002999[1]
Added to NRHP November 29, 1985

Chisana (also Shushanna) (Tsetsaan’ Na’ in Ahtna) is a ghost town abandoned and a census-designated place (CDP) in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2010 Census,[2] the population of the CDP was 0. The English name Chisana derives from the Ahtna Athabascan name Tsetsaan' Na', meaning literally 'copper river' (not to be confused with the river known in English as the Copper River).

In 1985, the community was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district, the Chisana Historic District.[1]


Chisana is located at 62°4′16″N 141°59′36″W / 62.07111°N 141.99333°W / 62.07111; -141.99333 (62.070992, -141.993271).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 86.7 square miles (225 km2), of which 86.7 square miles (225 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it is water. The total area is 0.10% water. Chisana is the highest community in Alaska at 3,318 feet (1,011.3 meters) above sea level.[4]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ Alaska Cities by Highest Elevation. Retrieved 2011-06-24.

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