10 Interesting Facts About Ketchikan, Alaska

Facts About Ketchikan

Ketchikan is a city in the state of Alaska, United States. It is located on the Tongass Narrows, an arm of the Inside Passage, about 275 miles southeast of Juneau.

  1. Ketchikan was founded in 1883 by John Brady, a prospector who was looking for gold.
  2. Ketchikan is the rainiest city in the United States, with an average annual rainfall of 153 inches (390 cm).
  3. Ketchikan became known as “Alaska’s first city” due to its strategic position at the southern tip of the Inside Passage, connecting the Gulf of Alaska to Puget Sound.
  4. Ketchikan is home to the world’s largest collection of standing totem poles.
  5. Ketchikan is the second-largest city in the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the United States.
  6. Ketchikan is a major centre for the fishing and logging industries.
  7. Mike Martin purchased 160 acres of land from Chief Kyan in 1885, which later became the Township of Ketchikan.
  8. Ketchikan is a popular tourist destination, with attractions such as the Misty Fiords National Monument and the Totem Heritage Center.
  9. Ketchikan was incorporated on August 25, 1900.
  10. Ketchikan is a beautiful city with a rich history and culture.

Facts About Ketchikan
Facts About Ketchikan