The History of Paimiut

Paimiut is located on Kokechik Bay, on the east bank of the Lithkealik River. It lies on the Bering Sea, south of Scammon Bay. It lies at approximately 61 42' N Latitude, 165 50' W Longitude (Sec. 32, T019N, R091W, Seward Meridian). The community is located in the Bethel Recording District. The area encompasses 25 sq. miles of land and 2 sq. miles of water.

Paimiut is an Eskimo name meaning "people of the stream's mouth." It was first reported in 1951 as having two groups of two or three frame houses, about a quarter of a mile apart. The village is now a summer fish camp.


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