Solomon, Alaska

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Solomon, Alaska
"Erok"
former Mining Camp
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Nome Census Area
Population (2003)
 • Total 4

Solomon is a town in Alaska. The Solomon State Field Airport is located near here. The elevation is 23 feet (7.0 m). As of 2003, the population was 4. The nearest town is Nome, Alaska.[1]

History[edit]

Solomon was originally settled by the Fish River tribe.[2] It became a mining camp and then a town in the early 1900s. In 1913, the railroad was destroyed and in 1918 a flu began.[2]

Area information[edit]

  • The school district is Bering Strait School District in Unalakleet, Alaska.
  • There is no running water in Solomon; the residents haul water from the Solomon River.
  • The former settlement of Dickson was directly across the river on its eastern shore.
  • Solomon is 30 miles (48 km) east of Nome.
  • The Nome/Council Road goes through Solomon and is the only street.
  • The Solomon State Field Airport is a gravel airstrip that runs charter flights from Nome.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Solomon - Searchable Map, Aerial Photos & Driving Directions". alaska.hometownlocator. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "The Native Village of Solomon: History". History. Solomon Traditional Council. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 

Coordinates: 64°33′39″N 164°26′21″W / 64.56083°N 164.43917°W / 64.56083; -164.43917