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Nome has several origins for the name which may have been an error when a British cartographer copied an ambiguous annotation made by a British officer on a nautical chart, while on a voyage up the Bering Strait, where the officer had written “? Name” for the unnamed cape (Cape Nome).


Surrounding Courthouses: 

N – Utqiagvik (Barrow)

E – 

S – Kotzebue

W – Bering Sea


Incorporated:  April 12. 1901

Census Area:  Nome


Courthouse – Nome


Location:  109A Front Street / Federal Way

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern Commercial

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story cream colored sliding and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Nome. The building has a flat roof line. The building houses the Superior Court of the 2nd Judicial District and the District Court.