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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Potter Hill.

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Around Potter Hill ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Anchorage. It lies just north of Potter Hill. Anchorage has a population of 299,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Wasilla. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the north of Potter Hill and has a population of 9,300 people.

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

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Houston   [Map]   2,206   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Palmer   [Map]   6,788   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Whittier   [Map]   214   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Alyeska   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Artesian Village   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Big Lake   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Chugiak   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Eagle River   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Fort Richardson   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Gateway   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Girdwood   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Hope   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Indian   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
John Fitzgerald Kennedy City   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Knik   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Point MacKenzie   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sunrise   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Wilson Village   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Potter Hill.

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

Airports Near Potter Hill ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Potter Hill.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   ANC   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Merrill Fld.(ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]   MRI   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hope Airport   [Map]   5HO   SSE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Goose Bay Airport   [Map]   Z40   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Girdwood Airport   [Map]   AQY   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Birchwood Airport   [Map]   BCV   NNE   25 miles [40.2 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 Potter Hill.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Potter Hill. 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   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Homer Airport(HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   HOM   SSW   114 miles [183.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Kenai Muni. (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]   ENA   SW   59 miles [95 km]
Valdez Pioneer Fld.(VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]   VDZ   E   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Merrill Fld.(ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]   MRI   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hope Airport   [Map]   5HO   SSE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Goose Bay Airport   [Map]   Z40   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Girdwood Airport   [Map]   AQY   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Birchwood Airport   [Map]   BCV   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Big Lake Airport(BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]   BGQ   N   31 miles [49.9 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
 
Big Lake Airport   (BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wasilla Airport   (WWA/PAWS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Beluga Airport   (BVU/PABG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Whittier Airport   (ICAO: PAWR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Willow Airport   (WOW/PAUO)   [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
 
Merrill Fld.   (ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Potter Hill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Potter Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Potter Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Potter Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.0833, Longitude: -149.8167     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Potter Hill 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 Potter Hill), 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 Potter Hill.



 
 
 

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