Lemon Creek, Juneau

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Lemon Creek is a neighborhood in Juneau, Alaska, United States. The name was entered into the Geographic Names Information System on January 1, 2000. It is 5 miles (8 km) northwest of downtown Juneau.[1] It is the site of the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.[2] The neighborhood is bisected by the namesake Lemon Creek, which provides runoff for local glaciers.

The area is mixed use, and contains heavy concentrations of housing and industrial areas. An industrial park in the area includes Juneau's Costco and The Home Depot stores, as well as the Alaskan Brewing Company. Also in the neighborhood are the headquarters of both the Juneau Police Department and Alaska Electric Light & Power. The area is the location of the cities primary landfill, and city operated hazardous waste collection facility as well.

The Lemon name is said to come from traveling miner John Lemon, who reportedly had a placer mine on the creek in 1879.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ USGS GNIS Feature Detail Report: Lemon Creek, Alaska
  2. ^ Lemon Creek Correctional Center. State of Alaska, Department of Corrections. Accessed September 19, 2009.
  3. ^ "Alaska Lemon Creek Glacier". 2013. 

Coordinates: 58°21′30″N 134°29′55″W / 58.35833°N 134.49861°W / 58.35833; -134.49861