Information About

Juneau

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 18' 7" N,
134 ° 25' 11" W

Region

Juneau

Elevation

56 ft (17.07 m)

Uses

Juneau in Detail.

About

Capital of State of Alaska, on Gastineau Channel.

History

Former incorporated City of Douglas merged with Juneau in July 1970. The capitol of Alaska since 1900, originated in 1880 as a mining camp called "Harrisburg," nemed for Richard H. Harris, 1833-1907, who with Joseph Juneau discovered gold near here on Gold Greek and staked the beach as a town site. The mining camp also was called Rockwell by the U.S. Navy in 1881 for Commander Charles Henry Rockwell, 1840-1908, U.S. Navy (USN), who was sent with a detachment of men to the camp to maintain order. Because of the confusion of names, the miners met in 1881 and officially named the town for Joseph Juneau, 1826-99 (DeArmond, 1957, p. 23028). The population of Juneau was 1,644 in 1910; 3,058 in 1920; 4,023 in 1930; 5,729 in 1939; and 5,956 in 1950. The Juneau post office was established in 1882 (Ricks, 1965, p. 30).

Juneau Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Juneau.

Places Near Juneau
Areas:

Gull City,

Bars:

Mendenhall Bar,

Basins:

Evergreen Bowl, Last Chance Basin, Lower Basin, Middle Basin, Silverbow Basin, Upper Basin,

Bays:

Admiralty Cove, Green Cove, Oliver Inlet,

Beaches:

Ready Bullion Beach, Young Beach,

Capes:

Entrance Point, False Arden, Point Hilda, Hut Point, Icy Point, Inner Point, Mendenhall Peninsula, Middle Point, Norway Point, Point Salisbury, Southeast End, Sunny Point, Tantallon Point, Tantallon Point, Point Young,

Channels:

Gastineau Channel,

Cities:

Juneau,

Cliffs:

Two Echo Cliffs,

Dams:

Douglas Island Reservoir Dam, Nugget Creek Dam, Salmon Creek Dam, Switzer Creek Number 2 Dam,

Glaciers:

Dead Branch Norris Glacier, Death Valley Branch Norris Glacier, Leaking Glacier, Lemon Creek Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier, Middle Branch Norris Glacier, Nugget Creek Glacier, Ptarmigan Glacier, Quartz Glacier, Split Thumb Icefall,

Hills:

Court House Hill, Jamestown Hill, Pederson Hill, Starr Hill, Taku Hill, Tolch Rock,

Islands:

Douglas Island, Juneau Island, Marmion Island,

Lakes:

Auke Lake, Cropley Lake, Dredge Lake, Mendenhall Lake, Nugget Creek, Young Lake,

Mountains:

Amherst Peak, Mount Anderson, Mount Ben Stewart, Mount Bradley, Bulger Hill, Bullard Mountain, Cairn Peak, Clark Peak, Deadview Peak, Eagle Peak, Gastineau Peak, Glacier Grub Tower, Groundhog Hill, Guardian Mountain, Hawthorne Peak, Mount Juneau, Mount Maria, Martin Peak, Matin Peak, McDonough Peak, McGinnis Mountain, Mount Meek, Middle Peak, Mineral Hill, North Nugget Spire, Nugget Mountain, Observation Peak, Olds Mountain, Roberts Peak, Saddle Mountain, Scorpion Peak, Sheep Mountain, Spencer Peak, Split Thumb, Stroller White Mountain, Table Top Mountain, Thunder Mountain, Topless Peak, Mount Troy, True Summit, Vesper Peak, West Peak, West Summit, Mount Wrather,

Parks:

Oliver Inlet State Marine Park,

Mountain Passes:

Echo Pass, Echo Pass, Igloo Pass,

Ridges:

Blackerby Ridge, Canyon Ridge, Chicken Ridge, Gold Ridge, Hawthorne Ridge, Heintzleman Ridge, The Horn, Juneau Ridge, Nugget Towers, Powerline Ridge, Ptarmigan Ridge, Salmon Creek Divide, Salmon Ridge, Sheep Creek Divide, Sol Thumb, The Thoroughfare, Twin Summit Ridge,

Rivers:

Mendenhall River, Salmon Fork,

Streams:

Admiralty Creek, Arastra Creek, Bear Creek, Bear Creek, Black Bear Creek, Bullion Creek, Canyon Creek, Canyon Creek, Cove Creek, Cross Bay Creek, Duck Creek, Dupont Creek, Eagle Creek, Fall Creek, Falls Creek, Falls Creek, Fish Creek, Goat Creek, Gold Creek, Gold Fork, Granite Creek, Grant Creek, Groundhog Creek (historical), Hendrickson Creek, Hilda Creek, Ice Creek, Johnson Creek, Jordan Creek, Kowee Creek, Lake Creek, Lawson Creek, Lemon Creek, Little Sheep Creek, Lurvey Creek, Montana Creek, Neilson Creek, Nevada Creek, Ninemile Creek, Nugget Creek, Paris Creek, Ready Bullion Creek, Salmon Creek, Sawmill Creek, Sheep Creek, Sheep Fork, Snowslide Creek, Steep Creek, Stink Creek, Switzer Creek, Vista Creek,

Routes:

Lemon Creek Trail, Mount McGinnis Trail, Moller Ski Trail, Mount Roberts Trail, Nugget Creek Trail, West Glacier Trail, Young Lake Trail,

Valleys:

Arctic Gulch, Crooked Gulch, Death Valley, Dix Gulch, Geary Gulch, Glacier Basin, Gold Creek Valley, Goldstein Gulch, Grouse Gulch, Hardscrabble Gulch, Icy Gulch, Impregnable Basin, Lurvey Basin, Mendenhall Valley, Nugget Gulch, Prospect Gulch, Quartz Gulch (historical), Roberts Gulch, Sheep Creek Basin, Snowslide Gulch, Specimen Creek, Spring Gulch, Timber Gulch,

Cities:

Douglas, Fish Creek (historical), Lemon Creek, Mendenhall Valley, Mendenhaven, New Boston (historical), Starr Hill, Thane, Treadwell (historical), Tsantikihin (historical), Vanderbilt Hill, West Juneau,

Waterfalls:

Alaska Chief Falls, Ebner Falls, Grindstone Falls, Lost Rocker Falls, Suicide Falls,