Tin City, Alaska

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Tin City is not a populated place except for a nearby minimally manned radar station, located at 65°33′31″N 167°56′53″W / 65.55861°N 167.94806°W / 65.55861; -167.94806Coordinates: 65°33′31″N 167°56′53″W / 65.55861°N 167.94806°W / 65.55861; -167.94806 in the Nome Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is situated at mouth of Cape Creek, on the Bering Sea coast, 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Cape Prince of Wales on the Seward Peninsula.[1]

They also have the nearby Tin City LRRS (Long Range Radar Site) Airport.


Tin ore was discovered on Cape Mountain in July 1902. A mining camp was established at the base of the mountain in 1903 and the Tin City post office was opened in 1904. By 1907 it had a few widely scattered houses and two companies operating out of the village. The post office closed in 1909.[1]