The History of Nikolaevsk

Nikolaevsk is located on the Kenai Peninsula, inland from the Sterling Highway near Anchor Point. It lies at approximately 59 50' N Latitude, 151 35' W Longitude (Sec. 23, T004S, R014W, Seward Meridian). The community is located in the Homer Recording District. The area encompasses 41 sq. miles of land and 0 sq. miles of water.

Nikolaevsk is the location of a settlement of "Old Believers," who emigrated from Russia to avoid persecution and for the freedom to practice their traditional religious beliefs. The Tolstoy Foundation provided funding for the first settlers around 1968. As growth occurred on the Kenai Peninsula during the 1980s and 1990s, several settlements have developed in the area.


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