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.