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The History of Seldovia, Alaska


Seldovia, Alaska - a Community Guide

    Seldovia is on the Kenai Peninsula across from Homer on the south shore of Kachemak Bay, a 15 minute flight. Flight time to Anchorage is 45 minutes. It lies at approximately 59 26' N Latitude, 151 42' W Longitude (Sec. 32, T008S, R014W, Seward Meridian). The community is located in the Seldovia Recording District. The area encompasses 0 sq. miles of land and 0 sq. miles of water.

    Native residents are mixed Dena'ina Indian and Sugpiaq Eskimo (also known as Alutiiq). The name Seldovia is derived from "Seldevoy," a Russian word meaning "herring bay." Between 1869 and 1882, a trading post was located here. A post office was established in 1898. the village developed around commercial fishing and fish processing.


To Community Histories Index Alaska DCCED Community Database Online


History and map graphic used with permission from the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development