in the Nome Census Area
- Area Type
- Place of Interest
- Current Population
- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (sahl' oh man)
- Community's Judicial District
- Recording District
- Cape Nome
- Census Designated Place (CDP)
Geography and Climate
- Solomon is located on the west bank of the Solomon River, 30 miles east of Nome. It lies one mile north of Norton Sound.
- The climate is both continental and maritime. Summers are short, wet, and mild; winters are cold and windy. Temperatures range between -30 and 56 °F. Annual precipitationaverages 16 inches, with 54 inches of snowfall.
- Community Map Available
- Map URL
- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
History and Culture
- The village was originally settled by Eskimos of the Fish River tribe and was noted on a map as "Erok" in 1900. The original site for Solomon was in the delta of the Solomon River; it became a mining camp. The gold rush during the summers of 1899 and 1900 brought thousands of people to the Solomon area. Three enormous dredges worked the Solomon River. By 1904, Solomon had seven saloons, a post office, and a ferry dock and was the southern terminus of a narrow gauge railroad that ran to the Kuzitrin River. In 1913 the railroad was washed out by storms, and in 1918 the flu epidemic struck. This site is known as Dickson today, and remains of structures and railroad equipment exist. In 1939, the community relocated to the present site, which was formerly known as Jerusalem. The BIA constructed a large school in 1940. During World War II, a number of families moved away from Solomon. The post office and BIA school were discontinued in 1956. The Solomon Roadhouse operated until the 1970s.
- Solomon is currently a subsistence-use area used by descendants of the families that once resided here.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
- Name of Federally Recognized Tribe
- Village of Solomon
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Number of Commercial Fishing Permit Holders
- Number of Commercial Fishing Permits Issued
- CDQ Participant
- Solomon is located along the Nome/Council road. A gravel airstrip is owned by the Solomon Village Corporation. Charter flights are available from Nome. Snow machines and dogsleds are used for transportation during the winter.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection
- Community's Senate District
- Community's House District