Lawing, Alaska

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Lawing, Alaska
Unincorporated community
Lawing, Alaska is located in Alaska
Lawing, Alaska
Lawing, Alaska
Coordinates: 60°24′08″N 149°21′52″W / 60.40222°N 149.36444°W / 60.40222; -149.36444Coordinates: 60°24′08″N 149°21′52″W / 60.40222°N 149.36444°W / 60.40222; -149.36444
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Kenai Peninsula
 • Borough mayor Mike Navarre[1]
 • State senator Peter Micciche (R)
 • State rep. Mike Chenault (R)
Elevation 463 ft (141 m)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Area code(s) 907
GNIS feature ID 1423249[2]

Lawing is an unincorporated community on Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. Lawing is located on the eastern shore of Kenai Lake along the Alaska Railroad and Seward Highway, 21 miles (34 km) north of Seward.[2]

The community takes its name from Nellie Neal Lawing, best known as "Alaska Nellie". Her roadhouse, whose homestead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, became a major tourist resort. When a post office was established in the area in 1924 it was named Lawing in her honor.[3]


  1. ^ 2015 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2015. p. 9. 
  2. ^ a b "Lawing". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ Conner, Jacques L. (May 8, 1974). "Alaska Nellie's Homestead" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved May 20, 2017.  Accompanied by photos.

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