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Bluff

Iġukuchiq
Ghost Town
Road House Saloon, Bluff City, Alaska, photograph by Beverly Bennett Dobbs
Road House Saloon, Bluff City, Alaska, photograph by Beverly Bennett Dobbs
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Nome
Elevation
59 ft (18 m)
Time zone UTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
99762
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-08445
GNIS feature ID 1399220

Bluff, also known as Agookauchuk (Iġukuchiq in Iñupiaq), was a 20th-century mining town in Nome Census Area, Alaska. It was built at the mouth of Daniels Creek on the north shore of Norton Sound on the Seward Peninsula in the summer of 1900, as a result of the Nome Gold Rush. The town was located 55 miles (89 km) southeast of Nome. The settlement was served by a post office for eighteen years, from 1901 to 1919.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 19
U.S. Decennial Census

Bluff appeared once on the 1940 U.S. Census as an unincorporated village. It has not appeared since. A few buildings are still extant at the townsite.

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