Medfra, Alaska

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Medfra
Medfra is located in Alaska
Medfra
Medfra
Location within the state of Alaska
Coordinates: 63°06′24″N 154°42′51″W / 63.10667°N 154.71417°W / 63.10667; -154.71417Coordinates: 63°06′24″N 154°42′51″W / 63.10667°N 154.71417°W / 63.10667; -154.71417
CountryUnited States
StateAlaska
Census areaYukon-Koyukuk
Government
 • State senatorLyman Hoffman (D)
 • State rep.Bryce Edgmon (D)
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)

Medfra[pronunciation?] is an unincorporated community located in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska.

Geography[edit]

Medfra is located on the north bank of the Kuskokwim River,[1] about 50 km (31 mi) by air northwest of Nikolai.

History[edit]

Medfra may have been a small seasonal camp for Alaska Natives before the arrival of Europeans in Alaska. Early in the 20th century, a trading post and boat landing called "Berrys Landing" were established at Medfra. A post office was open from 1922 to 1955.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
193024
195025
19900
U.S. Decennial Census[2]

Medfra first reported on the 1930 U.S. Census as an unincorporated village. It did not appear again until 1950. It last appeared on the 1990 census, when it was designated an Alaskan Native Village Statistical Area (ANVSA), but it was uninhabited. It has not appeared on the census since.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.