Hope lies on the northern end of Kenai
Peninsula, on the south shore of the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet. The
community lies on the 17-mile Hope Highway, northwest of the Sterling
Highway, near the mouth of Resurrection Creek. It lies at approximately
60░ 55' N Latitude, 149░ 38' W Longitude (Sec. 33, T010N, R002W, Seward
Meridian). The community is located in the Seward Recording District.
The area encompasses 48 sq. miles of land and 16 sq. miles of water.
"Hope City" was a mining camp for Resurrection Creek, established in
1896. The Hope post office began operating in 1897. Portions of the town
were destroyed in the 1964 earthquake.