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Seldovia is on the Kenai Peninsula across from Homer on the south shore of Kachemak Bay, a 15 minute flight. Flight time to Anchorage is 45 minutes. It lies at approximately 59░ 26' N Latitude, 151░ 42' W Longitude (Sec. 32, T008S, R014W, Seward Meridian). The community is located in the Seldovia Recording District. The area encompasses 0 sq. miles of land and 0 sq. miles of water.

Native residents are mixed Dena'ina Indian and Sugpiaq Eskimo (also known as Alutiiq). The name Seldovia is derived from "Seldevoy," a Russian word meaning "herring bay." Between 1869 and 1882, a trading post was located here. A post office was established in 1898. the village developed around commercial fishing and fish processing.




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