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Ketchikan is named for Ketchikan Creek which name comes from “Kitschk-hin” meaning “river” or ‘thundering wings of an eagle”.


Surrounding Courthouses: 

N – Wrangell

E – British Columbia, Canada  

S – British Columbia, Canada 

W – Prince of Wales (Klawock)


Incorporated:  August 25. 1900

Borough:  Ketchikan Gateway


Courthouse – Ketchikan


Location:  415 Main Street / Grand Street

Built:  1972 – 1974

Style:  Modern Commercial

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces northeast and is a four story concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Ketchikan. Concrete pillars support the building above the first story which is open space. The fourth story projects and the windows are vertical. The roof line is flat. The roof line is flat. The building houses the Superior Court of the 2nd Judicial District and the District Court.