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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

If Afognak still existed, it would have been in the (907) area code.

Communities near Afognak ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Afognak and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirDistance
Aleneva   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Chiniak   [Map]   ---   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Kodiak   [Map]   6,013   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Ouzinkie   [Map]   159   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Port Lions   [Map]   191   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Port Wakefield   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Afognak.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Afognak - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 from Point A (ie- Afognak) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Afognak. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Afognak have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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This page was last modified: 05 Feb 2019