The History of Copperville

Copperville is approximately 5 miles south of Glennallen on the Richardson Highway. It is a subdivision of the Tazlina area. It lies at approximately 62 03' N Latitude, 145 25' W Longitude . The community is located in the Chitina Recording District. The area encompasses 3 sq. miles of land and 1 sq. miles of water.

The old Copper Valley School was founded to board students from all over the state. It closed in 1971, when more local high schools were being built in the remote areas of the state to replace boarding schools. This area was developed during the Trans-Alaska pipeline construction.


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History and map graphic used with permission from the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development