The History of Grayling

Grayling is located in Interior Alaska on the west bank of the Yukon River east of the Nulato Hills. It is 18 air miles north of Anvik. It lies at approximately 62 57' N Latitude, 160 03' W Longitude (Sec. 34, T033N, R057W, Seward Meridian). The community is located in the Kuskokwim Recording District. The area encompasses 11 sq. miles of land and 0 sq. miles of water.

In 1900 the Nunivak, a U.S. Revenue steamer, stopped for wood in Grayling and reported 75 inhabitants. The village was later abandoned. In 1962, 25 families moved from Holikachuk on the Innoko River to Grayling. Holikachuk was prone to annual spring flooding, and low water levels made the return trip from Yukon fish camps each year difficult.

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