Cordova (Alaska)

Unorganized Borough


Cordova [ koɹdoʊvə ] is a small town in Alaska at the mouth of the River Copper River into the Gulf of Alaska near the Orca Inlet east of Bay Prince William Sound.

The name is derived from the Spanish city of Cordoba. The town was named in 1790 by Salvador Fidalgo so. It was the capital of the Eyak, whose language was last spoken only by Marie Smith Jones.

The main industries are oil, fishing and tourism.

Cordova is accessible by air or water vehicles.


  • Marie Smith Jones, chief of the Eyak, last speaker of their language