is located at the mouth of the Salcha River, 33 miles southeast of
Fairbanks on the Richardson Highway, near what was once the Aurora
Lodge. It lies at approximately 64░ 28' N Latitude, 146░ 56' W Longitude
. The community is located in the Fairbanks Recording District. The area
encompasses 31 sq. miles of land and 1 sq. miles of water.
The village was first reported in 1898
by the U.S. Geological Survey as "Salchaket," an Indian name meaning
"mouth of the Salcha." The village was reported in 1904 as "Saltshatsheg."