RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
>> >> >>

Sterling, Alaska

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AK

 The location of Sterling 

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
Click here for an interactive map for .
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alaska

Welcome to Sterling ...

When the people of Sterling refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Sterlingite<1>

Sterling is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Sterling lies in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT) and observes daylight saving time

Sterling is located in the (907) area code.

The ZIP code for Sterling: 99672<3>

Communities near Sterling ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2015<5>
Cohoe   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Kalifornsky   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Kasilof   [Map]   ---   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Kenai   [Map]   7,661   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Nikishka   [Map]   ---   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Nikiski   [Map]   ---   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Sterling.

Communities Also Named Sterling ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 41 communities that are also named Sterling - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sterling.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sterling. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sterling.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Sterling:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sterling ...

Looking for more information about Sterling? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sterling, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Sterling.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Sterling. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alaska:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Sterling refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Sterling may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

- Return to Citation

<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sterling - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

- Return to Citation

<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Sterling). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sterling or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

- Return to Citation

<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Sterling. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sterling) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sterling. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sterling

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sterling. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.5361, Longitude: -150.7945     [Map].

- Return to Citation

<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sterling.

- Return to Citation

<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sterling.


Tidbits &
Other   AK

Sitemap Privacy
of Use


Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 22 Oct 2016
By John Hall