New Russia (trading post)
New Russia Site
|Nearest city||Yakutat, Alaska|
|Architectural style||No Style Listed|
|NRHP Reference #||72001593|
|Added to NRHP||February 23, 1972|
|Designated NHL||June 02, 1978|
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". 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.
It is located outside of Yakutat on the Phipps Peninsula, between Ankau Creek and Ocean Cape Road.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- "New Russia Site". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-05.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Glory of Russia (historical)
- William S. Hanable (January 16, 1976). PDF (320 KB). National Park Service and PDF (901 KB)
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