Barrow is the northernmost community in North America. Located on the Chukchi Sea coast, it is approximately  725 air miles from Anchorage.

Ukpeagvik is the Eskimo name for Barrow meaning place where owls hunt. Sir John Barrow, 2nd Secretary of the British Admiralty is the man Barrow takes its name from.

 A Meteorological & magnetic research station was built near Barrow by the Army in 1881. In 1899, The Cape Smythe Whaling and Trading Station and a Presbyterian church were established. A Post Office was opened in 1901.

The North Slope Borough was formed in 1972. The development of  Barrow has greatly been influenced by ASRC and the oil fields.Borough services are funded by oil tax revenues.

With a current population around 4469 people, it is a first class city.

Gas price in Barrow January 2015: $7.00 per gallon

Propane price barrow January 2015: $13.14 per gallon

The majority of residents are Inupiat Eskimos

Native language: Inupiaq

Subsistence and traditional marine mammal hunts are an active part of the Inupiaq culture.

Each year Beluga, Bowhead, Orca, and Grey whales migrate in the waters near Barrow

Accommodations Activities Dining Transportation

Tuzzy Consortium Library

5421 North Star Street, Barrow, AK 99723 (907) 852-1720

Samuel Simmonds Mem Hospital

1296 Agvik Street, Barrow, AK 99723 (907) 852-4611

North Slope Borough Vet

5000 Boxer Street, Barrow, AK 99723 (907) 852-0277