The History of Edna Bay

Edna Bay is located on the southeast coast of Kosciusko Island, northwest of Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. It lies at approximately 55 57' N Latitude, 133 40' W Longitude (Sec. 28, T068S, R076E, Copper River Meridian). The community is located in the Ketchikan Recording District. The area encompasses 27 sq. miles of land and 10 sq. miles of water.

Edna Bay is a fishing community, originally named by the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey in 1904. Settlement was enabled by a State land disposal sale. A post office was established in 1943, but was transferred to Ketchikan in 1960.


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