Location / Coordinates: Butte, Alaska is part of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, south of Palmer on the Old Glenn Highway about 40 miles north of Anchorage.
Coordinates: Latitude N61.54 & Longitude W-149.03
Population / Elevation: Just over 3,000 people live in Butte, Alaska.
Description: Butte, Alaska is an old farming community from the Colony days of the 1930s. Today most residents commute to the Mat-Su valley or to Anchorage.
What to do there: Butte, Alaska is on the Matanuska River, and offers ample opportunities for four-wheeling.
The Reindeer Farm is close to Butte, Alaska. Visitors can hand feed reindeer.
History: Butte, Alaska was homesteaded in 1917 by John Bodenburg. In 1935 the area was settled by the Matanuska Colonists, and then further settled after World War II. For awhile, there were a few sawmills in operation.
How to get there: Take the Old Glenn Highway exit off of the Glenn Highway north out of Anchorage.
Facilities: Butte, Alaska does have fire and ambulance service, and a public airstrip.
RV info: There are no RV facilities in Butte, Alaska.