Information About

Seward

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Seward on The Map

Location

60 ° 6' 15" N,
149 ° 26' 32" W

Region

Kenai Peninsula

Elevation

89 ft (27.13 m)

Uses

Seward in Detail.

About

population 1,891 on Kenai Peninsula, at NW end of Resurrection Bay, Chugach Mts.

History

Named for William Henry Seward, 1801-72, U.S. Secretary of State, 1861-69, who negotiated the purchase of Alaska. "The town was founded in 1902 by surveyors for The Alaska RR. (built 1915-23) as the ocean terminus of the RR. with an airfield and an ice-free harbor, it is an important supply center for the Alaska interior" (Bridgewater and Sherwood, 1950, p. 1799). A post office was established here in 1895, discontinued in 1896, but reestablished in 1903 (Ricks, 1965, p. 57). Its population was 534 in 1910; 652 in 1920; 835 in 1930; 949 in 1939; and 2,114 in 1950.

Seward Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Seward.

Places Near Seward
Bays:

Bulldog Cove, Derby Cove, Driftwood Bay, Humpy Cove, Killer Bay, Resurrection Bay, Sunny Cove, Thumb Cove,

Capes:

Bear Glacier Point, Caines Head, Callisto Head, The Iron Door, Lowell Point, Race Point, Resurrection Peninsula, Sandspit Point, Tonsina Point,

Channels:

Eldorado Narrows,

Cities:

Seward,

Dams:

Lowell Creek Dam,

Glaciers:

Bear Glacier, Bear Lake Glacier, Exit Glacier, Lechner Glacier, Porcupine Glacier, Prospect Glacier, Spoon Glacier,

Islands:

Fox Island, Hat Island, Twin Rocks,

Lakes:

The Lagoon, Bear Lake, Bear Lake, First Lake, Grayling Lake, Grouse Lake, Little Bear Lake, Long Lake, Lost Lake, Meridian Lake, Preachers Pond, Second Lake, Ski Lake, Troop Lake,

Mountains:

Mount Alice, Mount Ascension, Bear Mountain, Mount Benson, Callisto Peak, Mount Eva, Marathon Mountain, Phoenix Peak, Tiehacker Mountain,

Parks:

Driftwood Bay State Marine Park, Safety Cove State Marine Park, Sandspit Point State Marine Park, Sunny Cove State Marine Park, Thumb Cove State Marine Park, Two Lakes Park,

Peaks:

Foundary Peak, Mount Jerry Dixon, Mount Kenny Baker, Lowell Peak, Mount Mary,

Ridges:

Resurrection Peaks,

Rivers:

Resurrection River, South Fork Snow River,

Streams:

Bear Creek, Box Canyon Creek, Clear Creek, Cottonwood Creek, Fourth of July Creek, Godwin Creek, Japanese Creek, Likes Creek, Lost Creek, Lowell Creek, Martin Creek, Paradise Creek, Redman Creek, Salmon Creek, Sawmill Creek, Scheffler Creek, Spring Creek, Spruce Creek, Tonsina Creek,

Routes:

Alpine Trail, Beach Access Trail, Caines Head Trail, Exit Glacier Trail, Harding Icefield Trail, Loop Trail, Lost Lake Trail, Paradise Valley Trail, Primrose Creek Trail, South Beach Trail,

Cities:

Bear Creek, Lowell Point, Woodrow,