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Utqiagvik (Barrow)



Utquiagvik is a name which refers to a place for gathering wild roots. Barrow was named for Point Barrow, named Point Barrow was named after Sir John Barrow of the British Admiralty by explorer Frederock William Beechey in 1825.


Surrounding Courthouses: 

N – Artic Ocean

E – North Slope

S – Nome

W – Artic Ocean


Incorporated:  June 8. 1959

Borough:  North Slope (seat)


Courthouse – Utquiagvik


Location:  1250 Agvik Street / Church Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story dark brown colored sliding and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Utquiagvik.The building has a flat roof line. The building houses the Superior Court of the 2nd Judicial District and the District Court.