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Akiachak

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Location

60 ° 54' 34" N,
161 ° 25' 53" W

Region

Bethel (CA)

Elevation

13 ft (3.96 m)

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population 229, on right bank of Kuskokwim River, 13 mi. NE of Bethel, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.


History

Eskimo village shown on an 1898 fieldsheet by W. S. Post, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), who obtained the name "Akiatshagamut," meaning "Akiachak people," from J. H. Kilbuck, Moravian missionary. This is undoubtedly the same village listed in the 11th Census, in 1890 as "Akiakchagamiut" with a population of 43; the village had a population of 165 in 1900, 156 in 1939, and 179 in 1950. A post office named "Akiachak" was established there in 1934. a3 population 107 (1960), on N shore of Akutan Harbor, on E coast of Akutan I., Krenitzin Is., Aleutian Island a4 540805N1654620W Akiachak was incorporated as a city on February 7, 1974.