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Kake is derived from the Tlingit word Ḵéix̱ʼ (Northern Tlingit) or Ḵéex̱ʼ (Southern Tlingit), which is derived from ḵée ‘dawn, daylight’ and x̱ʼé ‘mouth’, i.e. ‘mouth of dawn’ or ‘opening of daylight’.


Surrounding Courthouses: 

N – Hoonah, Angoon and Juneau

E – Petersburg 

S – Wrangell and Prince of Wales (Klawock)

W – Sitka


Incorporated:  November 3, 1951

Census Area:  Prince of Wales-Hyder


Courthouse – Kake


Location:  264 Silver Spike Road / Totem Way

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces west and is a one story gray colored sliding and concrete structure. The building is located to the south of the center of Kake. The building has a hipped roof. The building houses the Superior Court of the 1st Judicial District and the District Court.