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Wrangell Borough, Alaska VA Home Loan

2021 $0 down, VA home loan limit for Wrangell Borough is $822,375.

About Wrangell

Wrangell Borough, Alaska homes for sale

The Tlingit people, a matrilineal tribe with a historic reach stretching between Alaska and British Columbia, have lived in Wrangell Borough for thousands of years. Known for their identifying crests (Raven and Eagle) and the artistry of their totem poles, the Tlingit began trading furs with Russian explorers as early as 1811. Wrangell was established by Russia in 1834, making it one of the original Russian designated areas in the state.

Following the Alaska Purchase, the United States Government built Fort Wrangell, which operated from 1868 to 1877. The fort, as well as the area gold rush,  acted as catalysts for borough migration.

Wrangell, previously a city in the Petersburg census area, was not incorporated as a borough until 2008. It is located in the Alaska Panhandle and has an area of 2,541 sq. mi.

Wrangell is an excellent place for those who love fishing. Many different kinds of salmon, bottom fish, and halibut can be found in the waters surrounding Wrangell. Petroglyph Beach State Historic Park is a must see with over 40 historic rock carvings along the beach. Other places to visit include Mt. Dewey Trail and the Stikine River. The Tongass National Forest, South Etolin Wilderness and Stikine-LeConte Wilderness are all national protected areas that fall within the borders of Wrangell.

Tourism and fishing drive the local economy.

The total population is about 2,400 with approximately 344 veterans living there. The median household income is $47,348, and the median home value is $163,200.

A property tax exemption is available for disabled veterans with a 100 percent disability rating and a net income of less than $12,000. For more information contact the office of the borough tax assessor.

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VFW Post

The clostes VFW Post to Wrangell is in Petersburg:

Post 10002 Leslie Frink Post
PO Box 1292 Petersburg, AK 99833-1292 United States
Phone: (907) 772-3060

Meeting Location & Time

110 North Nordic Drive
Petersburg, AK 99833 United States
7:00 PM 3rd Thursday

Quartermaster: Matthew Duddles
Commander: Paul Anderson

Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Wrangell Borough

  • Single Family: $700
  • Condominium: $700
  • Duplex Family: $850
  • Triplex Family: $900
  • Fourplex Family: $900
  • Repair Inspection: $100

VA Condos

There are no VA approved condos in Wrangell Borough at this time. Click here to get a condo approved by the VA.


  1. Alaska VA Loan Information: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/alsaka-va-home-loan-limits/
  2. VA Loan Information by State: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/va-loan-limit-maximum-va-loan-amount/
  3. Bourough city site: http://www.wrangell.com/
  4. Chamber of Commerce: http://www.wrangellchamber.org/