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Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska

99701, 99709, 99712, 99775

Page Contents for Fairbanks, Alaska

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Fairbanks is approximately 31,324 (2005), 31535 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 12,537 (1990), 11534 (2010).
The amount of land area in Fairbanks is 81.125 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Fairbanks is 31.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 2.094 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fairbanks to Washington DC is 3689 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 672 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fairbanks is positioned 64.83 degrees north of the equator and 147.64 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Fairbanks elevation is 440 feet above sea level.
Fairbanks median income is $ 40,577 (2000).
The Fairbanks median home price is $ 26,400 (2000).
Fairbanks average annual rainfall is 11 inches per year
Fairbanks average annual snowfall is 65 inches per year.


in central Alaska at the confluence of the Chena and Tanana Rivers about 288 miles north of Anchorage. Other nearby communities include College, Fox, Ester, North Pole, Moose Creek, Eielson Air Force Base, Two Rivers and Salcha.
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continental interior. The seasons here are very definite and there is lots of sunshine!
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typical for each season. Winter temps can be as low as -40, but the wonderfully long, over twenty hours of sun, summer days are in the 70's and 80's. Wind is not a problem in the area.
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History & History Related Items

In 1901, Elbridge Truman Barnette left the sternwheeler, Lavelle Young, along with his trade goods, to begin his business. The spot would later become Fairbanks. It started when he wanted to build a trading post at Tanacross and eventually wrecked his own steamer. It was then that he hired Charles Adams, captain of the Lavelle Young, to take him to Tanacross. None of the other captains thought he could take a boat to Tanacross, but when offered enough money, Adams thought he would try. Though Adams attempted to go up the Tanana,he couldn't get through the Bates Rapids. They then changed course to go up the Chena River because Barnette thought it might connect back with the Tanana after the rapids. After a few miles, the river ran too shallow as had the Tanana. Barnette finally decided to try out a high and dry bank area for some cabins and a trading post. It was ony a year later that gold was discovered by Felix Pedro only 12 miles north of Barnette's location. The rest is history. Barnette remained here and founded Fairbanks. He became a rich banker and businessman, but his success didn't come without a price. Some people felt he was a brilliant businessman while others felt he was a con man who obtained his wealth through deceit. Later, it was found that he had served time in Oregon for theft. Many people felt their distrust of him was now justified. His bank failed while he was away, confirming the suspicions of his accusers. Though he returned to try to work things out, the city had finally turned completely against him. He and his family left town in 1911 to flee the disgruntled depositors. Only a few days later, it was decided to file charges against him. He stood trial in Valdez in 1912 and was cleared of all charges. Many still felt him guilty and envisioned him living in luxury the rest of his life in Mexico. But he actually lived in Los Angeles and died in 1933 after falling down stairs and breaking his neck.

A history page for Fairbanks.
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The incorporation of Fairbanks

November 10, 1903


Fun Things to Do with kids in the Fairbanks area.

Fairbanks News, Weather and more! Fairbanks News, Weather, Events and more! features local news, current weather and forecasts, a local event calendar, program listings for Fox 7 and CBS 13, and more! Come to our site, and learn what's going on in Fairbanks, vote in our opinion polls, and keep an eye out for special contests and promotions.
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Fairbanks City Government

City of Fairbanks
Fairbanks Mayor's Office
800 Cushman
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Telephone: 907-459-6793


Fairbanks North Star Borough

Fairbanks North Star General Svc.
809 Pioneer Rd Fl 2
Fairbanks, AK 99701-2813
Phone: 907-459-1297

Fairbanks Clerk
809 Pioneer Rd Fl 1
Fairbanks, AK 99701-2813
Phone: 907-459-1401

Fairbanks Chamber

Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce
800 Cushman St # 114
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 907-452-1105

Fairbanks Organizations

Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce
800 Cushman St # 114
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 907-452-1105

Fairbanks Libraries

Fairbanks North Star Public Library
1215 Cowles St
Fairbanks, AK 99701-4313
Phone: 907-459-1020

Fairbanks Schools

Students in Fairbanks attend school in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

Fairbanks School District
520 5th Ave
Fairbanks, AK 99701-4718
Phone: 907-452-2000


University Of Alaska
Kayukak Ave N
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 907-662-2365 Fairbanks


The population of Fairbanks was:
1990 - 31,850
2000 - 30,224
2005 - 31,324

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