The History of Koliganek

Koliganek is located on the left bank of the Nushagak River, and lies 65 miles northeast of Dillingham. It lies at approximately 59 48' N Latitude, 157 25' W Longitude (Sec. 21, T005S, R047W, Seward Meridian). The community is located in the Bristol Bay Recording District. The area encompasses 97 sq. miles of land and 0 sq. miles of water.

It is an Eskimo village first listed in the 1880 Census as "Kalignak." The name is local, recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1930. Since that time, the village has moved four miles downstream from the original site.

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