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Latitude / Longitude:

64° 47′ 44 N, 147° 57′ 6 W



Time Zone:

Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)


The area is now part of the outskirts of Fairbanks. The town was fairly prosperous for a time, and even had its own newspaper, the Tanana Miner, which later was purchased by the Fairbanks Daily News (now the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner), running concurrently with it for a time. Other businesses included two hotels, two general stores, a bakery, a laundry, and two restaurants. By 1910, Chena had a police department, a public school, churches, and a fire department. By 1915, however, the population had dropped to 50. With the death of the town’s last business owner, grocer Harry Beldon


In 1920, the population had dropped to only 18. The town gradually faded away, resurging in modern times as a suburb of Fairbanks.





Current Status:

By 1910 the population had fallen to 138


Chena was a small town in interior Alaska near the confluence of the Chena and Tanana rivers whose heyday was in the first two decades of the 20th century, with a peak population of about 400 in 1907

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