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Quick Facts

  • Location: 60 ° 56' 33" N, 149 ° 9' 59" W
  • Region: Anchorage
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  • Elevation: 36 ft (10.97 m)


On Seward Highway and The Alaska Railroad, on NE shore of Turnagain Arm, 11 mi. NE of Sunrise and 35 mi. SE of Anchorage, Chugach Mts.

Named for James E. Girdwood, a miner, who came to the area in 1896 (DeArmond, 1962, p. 40-41). The Girdwood post office was established in 1907 (Ricks, 1965, p. 23).



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