Poorman, Alaska

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Unincorporated community
Poorman is located in Alaska
Location within the state of Alaska
Coordinates: 64°5′58″N 155°32′38″W / 64.09944°N 155.54389°W / 64.09944; -155.54389Coordinates: 64°5′58″N 155°32′38″W / 64.09944°N 155.54389°W / 64.09944; -155.54389
Country United States
State Alaska
Census area Yukon-Koyukuk
 • State senator Donald Olson (D)
 • State rep. Neal Foster (R)
Elevation 502 ft (153 m)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
GNIS feature ID 1408178[1]

Poorman is an unincorporated community in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area of the Unorganized Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska, in the Kilbuck-Kuskokwin Mountains. It lies along the left bank of Poorman Creek on an unpaved road 44 miles (71 km) south of the city of Ruby on the Yukon River.[2] Its elevation is 502 feet (153 m). Founded as a gold mining camp in 1913, Poorman possessed a post office from 1915 to 1932. The community's name (given for the nearby Poorman Creek) was officially decided by the Board on Geographic Names in 1944.[1]