Chisana's post office
|• State senator||Click Bishop (R)|
|• State rep.||Dave Talerico (R)|
|• 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)|
|Time zone||Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)|
|• Summer (DST)||AKDT (UTC-8)|
|GNIS feature ID||1400321|
Chisana Historic District
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
|Location||Extending west 0.25 miles (0.40 km) from the southern end of Chisana Airstrip|
|Area||30 acres (12 ha)|
|NRHP reference #||85002999|
|Added to NRHP||November 29, 1985|
Chisana Historic Mining Landscape
|Area||27,216 acres (11,014 ha)|
|NRHP reference #||98000436|
|Added to NRHP||May 14, 1998|
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, 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). The Chisana River joins the Nabesna River just north of Northway Junction, Alaska, to form the Tanana River, a major tributary of the Yukon River. The Chisana Airport consists of a turf and gravel runway which is largely serviced by flights from Tok, Alaska.
In 1985, the community was listed as Chisana Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district.
In 1998 the Chisana Historic Mining Landscape historic district, comprising the community and a wide 27,000 acres (11,000 ha) area located partly in Valdez-Cordova Census Area and partly in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
Chisana first appeared on the 1920 U.S. Census as an unincorporated community. It appeared twice more in 1930 and 1940. It would not appear again until 2000, when it was made a census-designated place (CDP). However, in both 2000 and 2010, it reported no residents.
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- National Register of Historic Places listings in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska
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- Chisana Airport
- Alaska Division of Community Advocacy - Community Information Summary[dead link]
- Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) No. AK-6, "Scenic views, Chisana, Valdez-Cordova Census Area, AK", 3 color transparencies, 1 photo caption page