Information About

Soldotna Creek

Quick Facts

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Location

60 ° 29' 3" N,
151 ° 3' 23" W

Region

Kenai Peninsula

Elevation

66 ft (20.12 m)

Uses

Soldotna Creek in Detail.

About

On the Kenai Peninsula, heads in a lowland in sec 2,T5N,R10W, and flows circuitously S to the Kenai River in Soldotna, 8 mi. SE of Kenai, Cook Inlet Low.

History

Name shown as "Suldahtnah" on a 1918 manuscript sheet probably by B. L. Johnson, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The name is considered by many to be derived from the Russian word meaning "soldier," i.e. "soldat," with 2 name ending determined by its use. Others consider it of Indian orgin meaning "stream fork" or from "Tseldatna," meaning "a kind of herb." The second vowel in the present name is pronounced the same as the final vowel, i.e. the same as "a" in "father."