Information About

Jordan Creek

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 21' 24" N,
134 ° 34' 11" W

Region

Juneau

Elevation

10 ft (3.05 m)

Uses

Jordan Creek in Detail.

About

flows generally S to lagoon at Juneau Airport on Gastineau Channel, 7 mi. NW of Juneau, Coast Mts.

History

Named Jordan Creek by Daniel Foster and M. Y. Hurst, who filed homestead claims near the creek in 1895. Later, the stream became known as Livingston Creek, probably for Arthur Livingston, who located a mining claim near its headwaters in 1887 and lived for some time near the stream. It was renamed Jordan Creek by Thomas Knudson, in 1903, who filed a homestead claim on Mendenhall Flats. Whether this name was derived from the original name or renamed for Harry Jordan, 1845-1929, who came to Juneau in 1896, is not known. Jordan operated the Glory Hole Saloon in Douglas and "he has probably grubstaked more men than anyone in this part of Alaska" (DeArmond, 1957, p. 25-26). The name Jordan Creek was published by Adolph Knopf (1912, pl. 1), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Places Near Jordan Creek
Areas:

Gull City,

Bars:

Battleship Reef, Dornin Rock, George Rock, Gibby Rock, Horse Shoal, Mendenhall Bar,

Basins:

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

Bays:

Admiralty Cove, Auke Bay, Auke Nu Cove, Fritz Cove, Indian Cove, Lena Cove, Pearl Harbor, Smugglers Cove, Tee Harbor, Young Bay,

Beaches:

Young Beach,

Capes:

Auke Cape, Entrance Point, False Arden, Point Hilda, Hut Point, Indian Point, Inner Point, Inspiration Point, Point Lena, Point Louisa, Mendenhall Peninsula, Middle Point, Norway Point, Outer Point, Spaulding Point, Spuhn Point, Point Stephens, Sunny Point, Point Young,

Channels:

Gastineau Channel,

Cities:

Juneau,

Cliffs:

The Breadline, Two Echo Cliffs,

Dams:

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

Glaciers:

Herbert Glacier, Leaking Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier, Nugget Creek Glacier, Ptarmigan Glacier, Quartz Glacier,

Hills:

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

Islands:

Battleship Island, Coghlan Island, Cohen Island, Colt Island, Douglas Island, Horse Island, Indian Island, Juneau Island, Portland Island, Scull Island, Shaman Island, Spuhn Island, Suedla Island,

Lakes:

Auke Lake, Cropley Lake, Dredge Lake, Mendenhall Lake, Nugget Creek, Peterson Lake, Salt Lake, Windfall Lake,

Mountains:

Amherst Peak, Mount Anderson, Auke Mountain, Mount Ben Stewart, Mount Bradley, Bullard Mountain, Cairn Peak, Mount Ernest Gruening, Glacier Grub Tower, Mount Juneau, Mount Maria, McDonough Peak, McGinnis Mountain, Mount Meek, North Nugget Spire, Nugget Mountain, Princess Peak, Rhino Peak, Saddle Mountain, Spencer Peak, Stroller White Mountain, Table Top Mountain, Thunder Mountain, Topless Peak, Treasury Hill, Triangle Peak, Mount Troy, Vesper Peak, Mount Wrather,

Parks:

Auke Recreation Area,

Mountain Passes:

Echo Pass,

Ridges:

Blackerby Ridge, Canyon Ridge, Chicken Ridge, Heintzleman Ridge, The Horn, Mendenhall Towers, Nugget Towers, Ptarmigan Ridge, Salmon Creek Divide,

Rivers:

Mendenhall River,

Streams:

Admiralty Creek, Arastra Creek, Auke Creek, Auke Nu Creek, Bay Creek, Bear Creek, Bear Creek, Boulder Creek, Canyon Creek, Canyon Creek, Cove Creek, Cross Bay Creek, Duck Creek, Eagle Creek, Elevenmile Creek, Fall Creek, Falls Creek, Falls Creek, Fish Creek, Fowler Creek, Goat Creek, Gold Creek, Goose Creek, Grant Creek, Hendrickson Creek, Hilda Creek, Johnson Creek, Jordan Creek, Kowee Creek, Lake Creek, Lawson Creek, Lemon Creek, Lena Creek, McGinnis Creek, Montana Creek, Neilson Creek, Ninemile Creek, Nugget Creek, Paris Creek, Peterson Creek, Peterson Creek, Salmon Creek, Sawmill Creek, Shrine Creek, Slate Creek, Snowslide Creek, Steep Creek, Stink Creek, Switzer Creek, Tee Creek, Tenk Creek, Tusta Creek, Vista Creek, Waydelich Creek, Windfall Creek,

Routes:

Lemon Creek Trail, Mount McGinnis Trail, Moller Ski Trail, Montana Creek Trail, Mount Roberts Trail, Nugget Creek Trail, Peterson Creek Trail, Rainforest Trail, Spaulding Trail, West Glacier Trail, Windfall Lake Trail, Young Lake Trail,

Valleys:

Death Valley, Gold Creek Valley, Impregnable Basin, Mendenhall Valley, Prairie Basin, Snowslide Gulch,

Cities:

Auke (historical), Auke Bay, Dobson Landing, Douglas, Fairhaven, Fish Creek (historical), Lemon Creek, Lena Beach, Mendenhall Valley, Mendenhaven, New Boston (historical), Saint Terese, Starr Hill, Tee Harbor, Treadwell (historical), Tsantikihin (historical), Vanderbilt Hill, West Juneau,

Waterfalls:

Ebner Falls, Suicide Falls,