The History of Tatitlek

Tatitlek is located on the northeast shore of Tatitlek Narrows, on the Alaska Mainland in Prince William Sound. It lies 30 miles east of Valdez by sea near Bligh Island, and 30 air miles northwest of Cordova. It lies at approximately 60 52' N Latitude, 146 41' W Longitude (Sec. 32, T011S, R008W, Copper River Meridian). The community is located in the Valdez Recording District. The area encompasses 6 sq. miles of land and 3 sq. miles of water.

It is an Alutiiq village first reported in the 1880 U.S. Census as "Tatikhlek," with a population of 73. The present spelling was published in 1910 by the U.S. Geological Survey, who wrote that the village originally stood at the head of Gladhaugh Bay, but was moved to its present site. A post office was established in 1946.


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