Seward (Alaska)

Kenai Peninsula Borough


Seward is a city on Resurrection Bay in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is located in Kenai Peninsula Borough.

It was named after William H. Seward, who was an early member of the Republican Party and U.S. Secretary of State under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. As foreign minister, he pushed for the acquisition of the former Russian territories in North America, which was finally completed on March 30, 1867 for a sum of 7.2 million dollars.

Every year on July 4, a traditional running ( marathon mount ), the city hosts on a hill overlooking. At this time, every year there are more tourists than locals in the city.

Seward marks the beginning of the historic Iditarod Trail. The historic route of the Alaska Railroad begins in Seward. The great earthquake of 1964 destroyed the port of Seward prevail. Approximately 30 m of the coast are immersed in the sea.

Seward has about 3000 inhabitants is, but visited by many tourists in the summer. In October 2006, Seward experienced a major flood. A few weeks later, the city was plagued by even very heavy snowfall for this region.

Start of the Iditarod National Historic Trail in Seward

Port of Seward

Hotel in Seward