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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Peters Creek.

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Around Peters Creek ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Anchorage. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the southwest of Peters Creek. Anchorage has a population of 299,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Wasilla. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the north of Peters Creek and has a population of 9,300 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Peters Creek and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Houston   [Map]   2,206   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Palmer   [Map]   6,788   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Whittier   [Map]   214   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Y   [Map]   ---   NW   46 miles [74 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Artesian Village   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Big Lake   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Butte   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Chugiak   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
Eagle River   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fort Richardson   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gateway   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
John Fitzgerald Kennedy City   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Knik   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lazy Mountain   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Meadow Lakes   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Nancy Lake   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Point MacKenzie   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Tanaina   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wilson Village   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Peters Creek.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Peters Creek. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Airports Near Peters Creek ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Peters Creek.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birchwood Airport   [Map]   BCV   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Wasilla Airport(WWA/PAWS)   [Map]   IYS   NNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Goose Bay Airport   [Map]   Z40   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Big Lake Airport(BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]   BGQ   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Butte Muni.   [Map]   AK1   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Palmer Muni.(PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]   PAQ   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Merrill Fld.(ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]   MRI   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   ANC   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Peters Creek.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Peters Creek. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   ANC   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Homer Airport(HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   HOM   SSW   140 miles [225.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Kenai Muni. (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]   ENA   SW   83 miles [133.6 km]
Valdez Pioneer Fld.(VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]   VDZ   E   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birchwood Airport   [Map]   BCV   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Wasilla Airport(WWA/PAWS)   [Map]   IYS   NNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Goose Bay Airport   [Map]   Z40   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Big Lake Airport(BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]   BGQ   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Butte Muni.   [Map]   AK1   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Palmer Muni.(PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]   PAQ   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Merrill Fld.(ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]   MRI   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Willow Airport(WOW/PAUO)   [Map]   UUO   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.   (ANC/PANC)   [Map]
        Website for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Palmer Muni.   (PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Merrill Fld.   (ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Willow Airport   (WOW/PAUO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Whittier Airport   (ICAO: PAWR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fairbanks Intl.   (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]
        Website for Fairbanks International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kenai Muni.   (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]
        Website for Kenai Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Valdez Pioneer Fld.   (VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wasilla Airport   (WWA/PAWS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Big Lake Airport   (BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Peters Creek.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Peters Creek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Peters Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peters Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.4111, Longitude: -149.4456     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Peters Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Peters Creek), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Peters Creek.



 
 
 

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