New Russia (trading post)

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New Russia Site
New Russia (trading post) is located in Alaska
New Russia (trading post)
Nearest city Yakutat, Alaska
Coordinates 59°32′35″N 139°48′28″W / 59.54306°N 139.80778°W / 59.54306; -139.80778Coordinates: 59°32′35″N 139°48′28″W / 59.54306°N 139.80778°W / 59.54306; -139.80778
Built 1796
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 72001593
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 23, 1972[1]
Designated NHL June 02, 1978[2]

New Russia (Russian: Новороссийск; also called Novarassi, Slavarassi, Slavorossiya, Yakutat Colony, and Yakutat Settlement), near Yakutat, Alaska was a maritime fur trading post and penal colony established by Russians in 1795. It was presumably named after Joseph Billings ship Slava Rossia, or "Glory of Russia".[3] The post was attacked and destroyed by Tlingits in 1805. It consisted of 7 buildings inside a stockade, and 5 buildings outside. The buildings were burnt in 1805, and the site was never again occupied. The events at New Russia represent a pivotal moment in Russian-Tlingit relations.[3]

As an archaeological site, it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1978.[2][4]

It is located outside of Yakutat on the Phipps Peninsula, between Ankau Creek and Ocean Cape Road.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "New Russia Site". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 
  3. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Glory of Russia (historical)
  4. ^ William S. Hanable (January 16, 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: New Russia Site PDF (320 KB)". National Park Service.  and Accompanying 3 photos, exterior and interior, from 1975 and undated. PDF (901 KB)