Fox River (Alaska)

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Fox River
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Kenai Peninsula
Source Kenai Mountains
 - location Chernof Glacier, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
 - elevation 1,357 ft (414 m) [1]
 - coordinates 59°55′47″N 150°34′01″W / 59.92972°N 150.56694°W / 59.92972; -150.56694 [2]
Mouth Kachemak Bay, Cook Inlet
 - location northeast of Homer
 - elevation 7 ft (2 m) [2]
 - coordinates 59°47′29″N 151°00′07″W / 59.79139°N 151.00194°W / 59.79139; -151.00194Coordinates: 59°47′29″N 151°00′07″W / 59.79139°N 151.00194°W / 59.79139; -151.00194 [2]
Length 27 mi (43 km) [2]
Fox River (Alaska) is located in Alaska
Fox River (Alaska)
Location of the mouth of the Fox River in Alaska

Fox River is a stream, 27 miles (43 km) long, on the Kenai Peninsula in the U.S. state of Alaska.[2] The river heads at the terminus of the Chernof Glacier in the Kenai Mountains, then flows southwest to the northeast end of Kachemak Bay.[3][4] The river mouth is 24 miles (39 km) northeast of Homer.[5]

A census-designated place of the same name lies along the river.[6] The river's name was first reported by Dall (1895) and may have been for Theodore Fox of the North Pacific Mining and Transportation Company, which began operations on the bay in the prior year.[5]

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  1. ^ Derived by entering source coordinates in Google Earth.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Fox River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. March 31, 1981. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ Baker, Marcus (1906). Geographic Dictionary of Alaska (2nd ed.). U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 266. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ Alaska Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2010. pp. 62–63. ISBN 978-0-89933-289-5. 
  5. ^ a b Orth, Donald J.; United States Geological Survey (1971) [1967]. Dictionary of Alaska Place Names: Geological Survey Professional Paper 567 (PDF). United States Government Printing Office. p. 352. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Fox River Census Designated Place". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. April 11, 2008. Retrieved December 12, 2013.