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Meehan (historical)

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65 ° 4' 28" N,
147 ° 12' 46" W


Fairbanks North Star


1168 ft (356.01 m)


Meehan (historical) in Detail.


4.3 km (3 mi) NW of Fairbanks Camp Creek, 0.8 km (0.5 mi) W of Alder Creek Camp on the N bank of Fairbanks Creek between Crane Creek and Alder Creek, 35.4 km (22 mi) NE of Fairbanks, Yukon-Tanana High.


Name published in 1907 by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as Mehan, an abandoned gold dredging camp. The settlement began about 1905 (Kitchner, 1954, p. 297) and was named by prospectors for an early miner, Pat Meehan. A post office was established here in 1906 and maintained until 1942 (Ricks, 1965, p. 41).