Coldest Place in the United States - Arctic Alaska
The tiny mining settlement of Prospect Creek, located 180 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska, has the distinction of holding the record low temperature in the United States. On January 23, 1975, the temperature dipped to -80 degrees Fahrenheit. While not the coldest, the town of Barrow, located some 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, is the northernmost settlement in the country.
Photo courtesy of Bob Johnston