The History of Sutton

Sutton is on the Glenn Highway, 11 miles northeast of Palmer in the Mat-Su Borough. It lies at approximately 61 42' N Latitude, 148 53' W Longitude (Sec. 27, T019N, R003E, Seward Meridian). The community is located in the Palmer Recording District. The area encompasses 6 sq. miles of land and 0 sq. miles of water.

It was founded around 1918 as a station on the Matanuska Branch of the Alaska Railroad. The post office was established in 1948.


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