Solomon, Alaska

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Solomon, Alaska
Erok
Former mining camp
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Nome Census Area
Government
 • State senator Donald Olson (D)
 • State rep. Neal Foster (D)
Population (2003)
 • Total 4
A picture of the airport at Solomon, Alaska.
August 1981 aerial view shows the Nome-Council Highway winding around Solomon Airport and houses in the community.

Solomon is an unincorporated community in the Nome Census Area of the Unorganized Borough of 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. The first post office was established in 1900 under the direction of Postmaster Otto Weihe, 1899 graduate of the California College of Pharmacy.[3] 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.

There is a single bed and breakfast operating in summer which is used heavily by government survey crews.[4]

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. 
  3. ^ Official Register of the United States, Vol. 2
  4. ^ http://www.solomonbnb.com

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