in the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area
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Geography and Climate
- Dry Creek lies west of Dot Lake, on the Alaska Highway, southeast of Fairbanks. It lies south of the Tanana River at the foot of Horn Mountain.
- Community Map Available
- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
- Dry Creek lies in the continental climate zone, characterized by about 20 inches of average annual precipitation and an average temperature of about 22 °F. Temperature extremes are greater in the Continental zone than in the other climatic zones. The coldest month in 2013 was December, with a mean minimum temperature of -17.1 °F. The warmest month was June, with a mean maximum temperature of 79.6 °F.
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- Dry Creek
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History and Culture
- The area was originally settled by highway construction and maintenance crews and their families. Members of the Living Word Ministry community reside on privately-owned land acquired as Open to Entry parcels between 1971 and 1973.
- Many of the current residents are members of the Living Word Ministry, Inc., a non-denominational Christian community. Living Word Ministry was established in 1973. Whitestone Farms, located 8 miles west of Delta Junction, was established about 10 years later and is not directly affiliated with the Living Word Ministry community. Due to the cooperative nature of the Living Word Ministry community, employment and census data may not accurately reflect the conditions in Dry Creek. For example, census data shows that there are 10 people employed in the community; however, the data does not show that the adults who live in the Living Word Ministry community and are not working donate their time and service to the community.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
- Dry Creek lies on the Alaska Highway, which provides access to the statewide road system. The nearest airstrips are at Delta Junction and Tok. Dry Creek Community has a gravel airstrip.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
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