Haines Borough is located on the shore of Lynn Canal on the narrow
Chilkat Peninsula, 80 miles north of Juneau. It lies at approximately
59░ 14' N Latitude, 135░ 26' W Longitude . The community is located in
the Haines Recording District. The area encompasses 2,357 sq. miles of
land and 397 sq. miles of water.
When the Russians first came to the
Chilkat Valley, it was populated by the Chilkat Indians. During the gold
rush, it grew as a mining supply center. Gold was also discovered in
this area. The Borough was incorporated in 1968.