The History of Kachemak

Kachemak is on the East Road, adjacent to Homer, on the Kenai Peninsula. It is on the northern shore of Kachemak Bay. It lies at approximately 59 35' N Latitude, 151 52' W Longitude (Sec. 23, T006S, R013W, Seward Meridian). The community is located in the Homer Recording District. The area encompasses 2 sq. miles of land and 0 sq. miles of water.

According to W.H. Dall of the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey, "Ka" means water, "chek" means cliff, and "mak" is a suffix meaning high, great or large.

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