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The location of Aurora









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Aurora.

This page contains five sections:

Around Aurora ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Homer. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the west of Aurora. Homer has a population of 5,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kachemak. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the west of Aurora and has a population of 490 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Seldovia   [Map]   276   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirDistance
Anchor Point   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Clam Gulch   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Diamond Ridge   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fox River   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fritz Creek   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Halibut Cove   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Happy Valley   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Jakolof Bay   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Kasilof   [Map]     N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Millers Landing   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Nanwalek   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Nikolaevsk   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ninilchik   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Port Graham   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Seldovia Village   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Aurora ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Aurora.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aurora. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alaska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alaska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alaska

Airports Near Aurora ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Homer Airport (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Seldovia Airport (SOV/PASO)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ninilchik Airport (FAA ID: NIN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Port Graham Airport (IATA: PGM)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Nanwalek Airport (IATA: KEB)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Aurora.

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

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Homer Airport (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.  (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   NNE   109 miles [175.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Kenai Muni.  (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]   N   61 miles [98.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Seldovia Airport (SOV/PASO)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ninilchik Airport (FAA ID: NIN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Port Graham Airport (IATA: PGM)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Nanwalek Airport (IATA: KEB)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 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.

Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.   (ANC/PANC)   [Map]
  Website for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kenai Muni.   (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]
  Website for Kenai Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Seldovia Airport   (SOV/PASO)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Soldotna Airport   (SXQ/PASX)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Aurora. 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 Aurora.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aurora. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.6833, Longitude: -151.1000     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aurora 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Aurora), 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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