Information About

Nushagak

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 56' 53" N,
158 ° 29' 32" W

Region

Dillingham (CA)

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Nushagak in Detail.

About

at Nushagak Point, on E shore of Nushagak Bay, 6 mi. S of Dillingham; Bristol Bay Low.

History

former Eskimo village established as a trading post about 1819, called by the Russians "Aleksandrovsk," probably for Alexander Baranov, Governor, under whose orders the post was founded. the transfer of Alaska to the United States the settlement was referred to as "Fort" or "Redoubt Alexander" until a post office, called "Nushagak" after the river, was established in 1899 1.5 mi. N of here at Carmel. (Ricks, 1965, p. 48). 268 in 1890; 74 in 1910; 16 in 1920; 43 in 1930; and 7 in 1958. Nushagak was the principal village of several located nearby.