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Chickaloon is located on the Chickaloon River, on the Glenn Highway, 26 miles northeast of Palmer in the Talkeetna Mountains. It lies at approximately 61░ 47' N Latitude, 148░ 28' W Longitude (Sec. 25, T020N, R005E, Seward Meridian). The community is located in the Palmer Recording District. The area encompasses 47 sq. miles of land and 1 sq. miles of water.

The village was named for the Chickaloon River, after Chief Chiklu. It was established around 1916 in this coal-rich region as the terminus of the Matanuska Branch of the Alaska Railroad.




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