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Manley Hot Springs
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska


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Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Manley Hot Springs is approximately 73 (2004).
The approximate number of families is 105 (2000).
The amount of land area in Manley Hot Springs is 151.419 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Manley Hot Springs is 54.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 8.541 sq kilometers.
The distance from Manley Hot Springs to Washington DC is 3814 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 765 miles. (as the crow flies)
Manley Hot Springs is positioned 64.98 degrees north of the equator and 150.63 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Manley Hot Springs average annual precipitation is 15 inches peryear.
Manley Hot Springs average annual snowfall is 59.3 inches per year.


160 road miles west of Fairbanks at the end of the Elliott Highway. It is about 5 miles north of the Tanana River on Hot Springs Slough.
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cold, continental with wide variations in temperature throughout the year. Winters usually are long and cold with low temperatures ranging from - 6 to -21. In the summer the average high is usually in the upper 50s. The yearly temperature range has been from -70 to 93.
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History & History Related Items

Soon after John Karshner, a prospector, staked a claim here and also began a vegetable farm, the Army built a telegraph station and trading post. This new area was named Baker's Hot Spring after the Baker Creek nearby. A year later, Sam's Rooms and Meals, a roadhouse, opened. Frank Manley built the Hot Springs Resort Hotel in 1907. The resort had many amenities including a bowling alley, barber shop, indoor swimming pool and more. The hotel offered a private launch from steams on the Tanana River in the summer and in the winter, a stagecoach made the trip from Fairbanks. The resort prospered at the time with a population of over 500 in 1910. Then disaster struck in 1913 when the resort burned. Since mining was also declining, the area never really recovered. In 1957, the name of the community was changed to Manley Hot Springs after the owner of the resort. When the Elliott Highway opened in 1959, a link was made with Fairbanks for the summers. In 1982, the road was designated for year-round use. A new, small resort was built in 1985, but closed in 1997.
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The community is 23.6% Alaska Native or part native. The Manley Village Council is a federally recognized tribe here. Most homes and businesses here use wells for their water. Some of the wells have warm or hot water. Manley Hot Springs is considered an isolated village but does have modern conveniences as well as a small school, a health clinic and washeteria.

There is a 2,875 foot long gravel runway available year-round. The Tanana River is also used extensively for transportation and recreation. The Elliottt Highway enables the community to receive goods by truck year-round. The road runs through Manley and goes to the Tanana River landing.
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Economy & Industry

mainly small business. Local residents often use a barter system for their goods. Residents may also hold several jobs to make ends meet.
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Manley Hot Springs City Government

Village Corporation
Bean Ridge Corporation
P.O. Box 110
Manley Hot Springs, AK 99756
Phone 907-672-3331
Fax 907-672-3232

Village Council
Manley Village Council
P.O. Box 105
Manley Hot Springs, AK 99756
Phone 907-672-3177 Fax 907-672-3200 Manley Hot Springs


The population of Manley Hot Springs was:
1910 - 500+
1920 - 29
1990 - 96
2000 - 73
2004 - 73 (estimate)

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