Yakutat

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 59 ° 32' 49" N, 139 ° 43' 38" W
  • Region: Yakutat
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  • Elevation: 69 ft (21.03 m)

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population 230, on W end of Monti Bay, 210 mi. NW of Juneau, Malaspina Coastal Plain

History
Tlingit Indian village; the principal winter village of the Yakutats, a subtribe of the Tlingits, reported by Ivan Petroff in the 1880 Census. Its population was 500 in 1880, 300 in 1890, 271 in 1910; 165 in 1920; 265 in 1930; 292 in 1939, and 298 in 1950. The Yakitat post office was established in 1892 and discontinued in 1895. It was reestablished as "Yakutat" in 1901 (Ricks, 1965, p. 72).

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