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Open in The Map Seward on The Map


60 ° 6' 15.001" N,
149 ° 26' 31.999" W


Kenai Peninsula


89 ft (27.13 m)

Seward in Detail.


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


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.

Birds Sighted Here

Sorted by Most Common to Least Common Viewings

Glaucous-winged Gull, Black-legged Kittiwake, Common Gull, Sandhill Crane, Northern Pintail, Western Sandpiper, Dunlin, Cackling Goose, Green-winged Teal, Mallard, Greater White-fronted Goose, Herring Gull, Arctic Tern, Common Merganser, Gadwall, Least Sandpiper, American Crow, American Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Snow Goose, Barrow's Goldeneye, Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, Snow Bunting, American Robin, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Pine Siskin, Whimbrel, Buff-bellied Pipit, Double-crested Cormorant, Long-billed Dowitcher, Pelagic Cormorant, Tree Swallow, Tundra Swan, Lesser Scaup, Red-breasted Merganser, Lapland Longspur, Short-billed Dowitcher, Violet-green Swallow, Aleutian Cackling Goose, Bonaparte's Gull, Pectoral Sandpiper, Rock Sandpiper, Common Redpoll, Common Goldeneye, Hudsonian Godwit, Greater Yellowlegs, Greater Scaup, Semipalmated Plover, Common Murre, Common Raven, Black-bellied Plover, Horned Grebe, Savannah Sparrow, Trumpeter Swan, Black Turnstone, Pacific Golden-Plover, Lesser Yellowlegs, Marbled Godwit, Fork-tailed Storm-petrel, American Golden Plover, Black Scoter, Marbled Murrelet, Black-billed Magpie, Ring-necked Duck, Harlequin Duck, Bufflehead, Surfbird, Sanderling, Wilson's Snipe, Hermit Thrush, Dark-eyed Junco, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Eurasian Wigeon, White-winged Scoter, Bank Swallow, Canvasback, Surf Scoter, Spotted Sandpiper, Black-capped Chickadee, White-winged Crossbill, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Great Blue Heron, Willow Ptarmigan, Aleutian Tern, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Lincoln's Sparrow, Wilson's Warbler, Bristle-thighed Curlew, Pigeon Guillemot, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Common Eider, Red-necked Grebe, Baird's Sandpiper, Wandering Tattler, Northern Harrier, Downy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Cliff Swallow, Varied Thrush, Bohemian Waxwing, Fox Sparrow, Long-tailed Duck, Red Knot, Common Loon, Short-eared Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Gray Jay, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Tree Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Rusty Blackbird, Blue-winged Teal, Redhead, Hooded Merganser, White-tailed Ptarmigan, Ruddy Turnstone, Red-necked Phalarope, Iceland Gull, Glaucous Gull, Caspian tern, Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Hairy Woodpecker, Peregrine Falcon, Alder Flycatcher, Northern Shrike, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, American Dipper, Swainson's Thrush, Red Crossbill, McKay's Bunting, Townsend's Warbler, Ross's Goose, Cinnamon Teal, King Eider, Spruce Grouse, Rufous Hummingbird, American Coot, Killdeer, Bar-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Parasitic Jaeger, Long-tailed Jaeger, Kittlitz's Murrelet, Slaty-backed Gull, Red-throated Loon, Pacific Loon, Yellow-billed Loon, Black-footed Albatross, Red-faced Cormorant, Osprey, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Northern Goshawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker, Merlin, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Boreal Chickadee, Horned Lark, Barn Swallow, Brown Creeper, Pacific Wren, Common Starling, Northern Wheatear, Pine Grosbeak, White-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Waterthrush, Palm Warbler, Rock Pigeon

Places Near Seward

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


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


Eldorado Narrows,




Lowell Creek Dam,


Bear Glacier, Bear Lake Glacier, Glacier G210704E60136N, Glacier G210711E60126N, Lechner Glacier, Porcupine Glacier, Prospect Glacier, Spoon Glacier,


Fox Island, Hat Island, Twin Rocks,


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,


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


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,


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


Resurrection Peaks,


Resurrection River, South Fork Snow River,


Bear Creek, Box Canyon Creek, Clear Creek, Cottonwood Creek, Exit Glacier 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,


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,


Bear Creek, Lowell Point, Woodrow,