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Tin City is not a populated place except for a nearby minimally manned radar station, located at 65°33′31″N 167°56′53″W / 65.55861°N 167.94806°W / 65.55861; -167.94806Coordinates: 65°33′31″N 167°56′53″W / 65.55861°N 167.94806°W / 65.55861; -167.94806 in the Nome Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is situated at mouth of Cape Creek, on the Bering Sea coast, 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Cape Prince of Wales on the Seward Peninsula.

They also have the nearby Tin City LRRS (Long Range Radar Site) Airport.

History

Tin ore was discovered on Cape Mountain in July 1902. A mining camp was established at the base of the mountain in 1903 and the Tin City post office was opened in 1904. By 1907 it had a few widely scattered houses and two companies operating out of the village. The post office closed in 1909.

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