Ward Cove, Alaska

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Ward Cove
Unincorporated community
Ward Cove is located in Alaska
Ward Cove
Ward Cove
Location within the state of Alaska
Coordinates: 55°24′43″N 131°43′22″W / 55.41194°N 131.72278°W / 55.41194; -131.72278Coordinates: 55°24′43″N 131°43′22″W / 55.41194°N 131.72278°W / 55.41194; -131.72278
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Ketchikan Gateway
 • Borough mayor David Landis[1]
 • State senator Bert Stedman (R)
 • State rep. Dan Ortiz (I)
Elevation 164 ft (50 m)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP codes 99928
GNIS feature ID 1415612[2]

Ward Cove (also Wacker, Wacker City, or Wards Cove) is an unincorporated community in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, United States. Its elevation is 164 feet (50 m).[2] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 99928.[3]

This village is an extension of the settlement area of Ketchikan northwest along the highway. A saltery was established in Ward Cove in 1883-84 by W. W. Waud. Eugene Wacker was first postmaster of the Wacker post office, which was established 1920. The post office name was changed to Wards Cove in 1951 and then to Ward Cove in 1954. The village population was 57 at the 1930 census. The name "Ward Cove" was declared official in 1966 by the Board on Geographic Names.[2]

The settlement lies on the northern shore of Ward Cove, at the southwestern end of Revillagigedo Island, 4½ mi (7¼ km) northwest of Ketchikan, Alex. Arch.[2]


  1. ^ 2015 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2015. p. 10. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Ward Cove, Alaska". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup