The Ahtna people have occupied the region historically. The area was settled in the 1960s by a number of homesteaders due to the rich fertile soil and agricultural potential. However, a number of homesteaders cleared 20 acres of land, built a cabin and lived there for 6 months of every year for five years as required to obtain ownership, then subdivided and sold the property. There are still four original homesteaders farming their land. Until the 1970s the Old Edgerton Highway was the only road into Kenny Lake.
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History and map graphic used with permission from the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development