Council

Name:

Council

County:

 

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

64°53′42″N 163°40′35″W / 64.89500°N 163.67639°W / 64.89500 -163.67639

Elevation:

 

Time Zone:

Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)

Comments:

Council was built in 1897 and 1898 when gold was discovered near the Ophir Creek. Council may have had as many as 15,000 inhabitants during those years. The residents left to work larger discoveries of gold near Nome around 1900. Council has about 25 old buildings and much old mining equipment, including a dredge, laying about. During the summer, Council is used as a fish camp and a recreational location for residents of Nome and White Mountain.

Remains:

 

Established:

1897

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

Council is an abandoned townsite in the Nome Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. It has a population of zero as of the 2000 and 2010 U.S. Censuses.

Remarks:

Council first appeared on the 1910 U.S. Census as Council City, although it was an unincorporated village. In 1920, the name was shortened to Council. It did not appear on the 1930 census, but returned again in 1940 and 1950. It did not appear again until 1990 when it was classified an Alaska Native Village Statistical Area (ANVSA). It has reported a population of zero in 2000 and 2010.

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