Agana Heights is located in the central part of the island. It is part
of the Kattan (Eastern) District. The village derives its name from
two words “Tutuhon luhan”. “Tutuhon lujan” means someone who becomes
scared because of impending doom or is terrified about something.
Agana Heights was a ranchland long ago and those who ranched in this
area were villagers from Hagatna. It was said that there were no
trails on Agana Heights and the only access was for ranchers to climb
the steep cliffs along the perimeter of the village. The only way to
get to and from Agana Heights was through the steep cliffs and often
ranchers stood at the top of the cliff and surveyed the long climb
down and as they did, they would experience a feeling of fear as they
contemplated the precariousness of the situation.