Tetlin

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 63 ° 8' 6.184" N, 142 ° 31' 25.967" W
  • Region: Southeast Fairbanks (CA)
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  • Elevation: 1660 ft (505.97 m)

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population 122, on Tetlin River, 4.5 mi. E of Tetlin Lake and 20 mi. SE of Tok, Yukon-Tanana High.

History
Lieutenant Allen (1887, p. 77) wrote "We reached 'Tetling's' June 12, 1885 * * * six men * * * four women, and seven children, occuping two houses situat ed on a deep, clear stream, the outlet of a lake * * *." Apparently named for the local tyone or chief "Tetling." Lieutenant P. G. Lowe (Glenn and Abercrombie, 1899, p. 370), USA, wrote: "On August 29, 1898 we stopped at 'Tetling,' and were met by Chief David * * *. 'Tetlings' consists of four log houses * * *." In 1942, at the recommendation of Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Board on Geographic Names (BGN) officially changed the spelling to "Tetlin" to agree with that of the river.

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