Old Bettles (historical) in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough AK


Old Bettles (historical), Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough, Alaska

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
Class: 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
Latitude: 66.9069442749
Longitude: -151.683059692
GNIS ID: 1398910

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