Killisnoo is an unincorporated community
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on Killisnoo Island
Killisnoo Island is a small island in the Alexander Archipelago in southeastern Alaska, at . It is located just off the central west coast of Admiralty Island, south of the city of Angoon...
in the Hoonah-Angoon Census Area in the U.S. state
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, near Angoon
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which is on Admiralty Island
Admiralty Island is an island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska, at . It is 145 km long and 56 km wide with an area of 4,264.1 km² , making it the seventh largest island in the United States and the 132nd largest island in the world. It is one of the...
. Killisnoo is located at 57°30′N 134°34′W.
HistoryKillisnoo Island has long been inhabited by Tlingit people. In the late 1800s, the Northwest Trading Company built a fish processing plant at Killisnoo and many Tlingit moved from nearby Angoon and other areas to Killisnoo to work at the plant. The plant was destroyed in a fire in 1928 and most of the residents left Killisnoo.
Like Angoon, Killisnoo has a less-rainy climate than most of southeastern Alaska, which is why Killisnoo is now the home of a fishing and hunting establishment by the name of Whaler's Cove Lodge.