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The location of Black Dome









Although we found mention of Black Dome during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Black Dome was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Black Dome. If you can help us locate Black Dome, please Contact Us.


Various Identification Codes ...

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Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Black Dome is located in Region #4 (the West Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Black Dome is located in Division #9 (the Pacific Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Black Dome is located in Region X (Region 10).

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Black Dome is located in Region X (Region 10).

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 02/08430   (Place Name: Black Dome)

County: Nome (CA)     (FIPS State/County: 02/180)

Class: U6

Identifies a populated place (ie- Black Dome) that is wholly or substantially located outside the boundaries of any incorporated place or CDP (Census Designated Place) that has an authoritative common name recognized by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

GSA Code: 299

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/


The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

The official website of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

The official website of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Black Dome and then turned east". While Black Dome could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Black Dome as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Black Dome could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Since confusion between is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Alaska community named Black Dome.

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