ZIP Codes ...
While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a community like Gakona Junction, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Gakona Junction. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code are defined by the needs of the USPS and can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.
The ZIP code for Gakona Junction: 99586<1>
Referenced GNIS Records ...
GNIS ID #1402450 (Name of Record: Gakona Junction)
Class: populated place
A place or area having clustered or scattered buildings and a permanent population (such as a city, settlement, town or village). The boundaries may or may not coincide with the perceived population.
A 'populated place' record may have a corresponding 'census' or 'civil' record. The information contained in the 'populated place' record applies only to the class and should not be confused with either the 'census' and 'civil' classes.
County: Valdez-Cordova (CA)
Map Name: Gulkana B-3
Lat: 62.2886111 Lon: -145.3513889 [Map]
Referenced FIPS Records ...
FIPS Code: 02/27430 (Place Name: Gakona Junction)
County: Valdez-Cordova (CA) (FIPS State/County: 02/261)
Identifies a populated place (ie- Gakona Junction) that is wholly or substantially located outside the boundaries of any incorporated place or CDP (Census Designated Place) that has an authoritative common name recognized by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).