Voznesenka, Alaska

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Voznesenka (Russian: Вознесенка) is a small unincorporated community in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States.

Brief overlook[edit]

Located on the Kenai Peninsula, about 25 miles east of Homer, Voznesenka is one of several villages founded by Russian Old Believers in the Fox River area. The village was founded in 1985 by residents who decided to leave Nikolaevsk and begin new settlements in the Kachemak Bay area. The name in Russian means Ascension (вознестись, voznestis' - to ascend) referring to the holiday of The Ascension. The village is situated on a bluff over Kachemak Bay, and is the end of the maintained road system on the western Kenai Peninsula. A switchback trail leads about 1,000 feet (300 m) down to the beach; it can be traveled by foot or 4-wheel drive vehicle except at the highest tides to reach the neighboring village of Kachemak Selo.[1] There are more than 40 families living in Voznesenka. Although unincorporated, the community has a mayor, a community council, and a water-utility board. There is also a community church and a public school in the village. Emergency services are provided by Kachemak Emergency Services Area Fire and EMS. The community is accessible by gravel road, the paved access road from Homer ending where the village begins.[2] In 2009 the Mile 17 fire threatened the village.[3]

Geography[edit]

Voznesenka is located at 59°47′41″N 151°6′30″W / 59.79472°N 151.10833°W / 59.79472; -151.10833 (59.794710, -151.108460)

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