Old Bettles (historical) is a populated place feature (populated place) in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough. The primary coordinates for Old Bettles (historical) places it within the 99726 ZIP Code delivery area.
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|Feature Name:||Old Bettles (historical)|
|Category:||Alaska physical, cultural and historic features|
|Feature Type:||Populated Place|
|Description:||Located on the west bank of the Koyukuk River, 1.6 km (1 mi) downstream (SW) of its junction with the John River, 5.6 km (3.5 mi) east-northeast of Lookout Mountain, Kanuti Flats.|
|History:||Named for Gordon C. Bettles, printer, prospector, and trader who established the trading post and community in 1898 (Kitchener, 1954, p. 156). A post office was established in 1901 and continued intermittently until 1956 (Ricks, 1965, p.7). Following World War II, the residents gradually relocated five miles further east, near the site of a newly-constructed airstrip; this area was incorporated as the City of Bettles in 1985. The last inhabitants of Old Bettles moved out in 1997.|
|Borough:||Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough|
(4.5 miles E)
(4.9 miles ENE)