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Welcome to Afognak ...

So far, we have found very little information about Afognak. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Afognak to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Afognak, please Contact Us.


The town of Afognak was located on Afognak Bay, which is on the southwest coast of Afognak Island.

The location of Afognak has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Afognak is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Afognak was located is in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Afognak once stood is in the (907) area code.

Adding Afognak to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Afognak in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Afognak elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Map of Alaska (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Afognak on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Afognak ...

We have created a list of 7 communities that are near Afognak.

  • Port Lions
  • Ouzinkie
  • Aleneva
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aleneva
    • Aleneva lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Afognak
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aleneva have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aleneva
  • Port Wakefield
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Wakefield
    • Port Wakefield lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Afognak
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Wakefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Wakefield
  • Continue List   (3 more) ...
    • Kodiak
    • Womens Bay
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womens Bay
      • Womens Bay lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the south of Afognak
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Womens Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womens Bay
    • Chiniak

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Afognak. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Afognak.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Afognak. See our Newspapers Page for Afognak.

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Afognak, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Afognak - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Afognak) 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 Afognak. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Afognak

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Afognak. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.0221, Longitude: -152.7652       In this case, the coordinates for Afognak have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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