Cosna River (Alaska)
|District||Yukon–Koyukuk Census Area|
|- elevation||1,985 ft (605 m) |
|Mouth||Tanana River |
|- location||32 miles (51 km) northeast of Bitzshtini Mountains|
|- elevation||249 ft (76 m) |
|- coordinates||Coordinates: |
|Length||44 mi (71 km) |
The Cosna River[pronunciation?] is a 44-mile (71 km) tributary of the Tanana River in the central part of the U.S. state of Alaska. It flows northward from the Bitzshtini Mountains into the Tanana west (downstream) of Manley Hot Springs.
In 1899, Lieutenant J. S. Herron attributed the name to the Tanana peoples living in the area. However, a century later linguist William Bright, citing the Koyukon Athabascan Dictionary, attributed the name to the Koyukon words kk' os, schist rock, combined with no', river.
- Derived by entering source coordinates in Google Earth.
- "Cosna River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. March 31, 1981. Retrieved October 20, 2013.
- Orth, Donald J.; United States Geological Survey (1971) . Dictionary of Alaska Place Names: Geological Survey Professional Paper 567 (PDF). University of Alaska Fairbanks. United States Government Printing Office. p. 240. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
- Alaska Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2010. pp. 112–13. ISBN 978-0-89933-289-5.
- Bright, William (2004). Native American Place Names of the United States. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. p. 123. ISBN 0-8061-3576-X.
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