Wainwright

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 70 ° 38' 13" N, 160 ° 2' 18" W
  • Region: North Slope
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  • Elevation: 26 ft (7.92 m)

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About
population 253, on Chukchi Sea coast N of Wainwright Inlet, 47 mi. NE of Icy Cape, Arctic Plain.

History
Name derived from that of the lagoon. This area has been conducive to settlement for centuries. Several villages have existed on the land between Wainwright Inlet and the sea, the most recent one being Wainwright, the major village between Barrow and Point Hope. A post office was established here in 1916.

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