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Most People Don’t Know The Meaning Behind These 12 Alaska Towns

The towns and cities of Alaska translate into some pretty awesome names. So the next time you’re out and about with friends and family, entertain them with some fun trivia about the meanings of some of the names around Alaska. For instance, Alaska means “mainland” in Aleut, which literally means “the object towards which the action of the sea is directed.” Cool, huh?! Check out the meanings of these other towns and cities around your state and remember them so you can throw in a fun fact when you’re out with friends!

What other interesting town names can you think of? Share your town’s story in the comments below.

Casea Peterson
Casea Peterson grew up archery hunting, fishing, and camping throughout the Pacific Northwest. Motivated by her love for the outdoors she moved to Alaska to attend school and to spend time exploring the last frontier. If she doesn’t have a pen in hand or her nose in a book, she can be found out on a lake or up in the woods around a fire with friends.