Snettisham

Name:

Snettisham

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Latitude / Longitude:

57° 59′ 3 N, 133° 47′ 17 W

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Time Zone:

Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)

Comments:

Snettisham is a locale and former populated place in the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska, United States. Based on the mainland coast of Stephens Passage, it is 31 miles (50 km) southeast of the city of Juneau. The area was named by George Vancouver in 1794; the bay on which Snettisham was located (Port Snettisham) was named for the town of Snettisham in England. It was established as a gold- and silver-mining camp around 1895, its operations being linked to those in the immediate Juneau area, and it remained a small harbor village until 1926.

Remains:

 

Established:

The company began operations in 1899 and was incorporated on May 31, 1901

Disestablished:

The company discontinued all operations in early 1905.

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Remarks:

The name was collected by the United States Geological Survey between 1976 and 1981, and entered into the Geographic Names Information System on March 31, 1981.

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