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Butte, Alaska

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The location of Butte

Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Butte ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Anchorage. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the southwest of Butte. Anchorage has a population of 294,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Wasilla. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the west of Butte and has a population of 10,200 people.

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

Community   2017
Houston   [Map]   2,347   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Palmer   [Map]   7,209   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Y   [Map]   ---   NW   46 miles [74 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirDistance
Artesian Village   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Big Lake   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Chickaloon   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Chugiak   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Eagle River   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Fort Richardson   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Gateway   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
John Fitzgerald Kennedy City   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Knik   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Lazy Mountain   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Meadow Lakes   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Nancy Lake   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Point MacKenzie   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sutton   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Tanaina   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Butte ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Butte. 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 Butte ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Butte Muni. (FAA ID: AK1)   [Map]   SSE   Less than 2 miles
Palmer Muni. (PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]   NNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Wasilla Airport (WWA/PAWS)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Birchwood Airport (FAA ID: BCV)   [Map]   WSW   17 miles [27.4 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 Butte.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Butte. 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
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.  (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Homer Airport (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   SW   154 miles [247.8 km]
Fairbanks Intl.  (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]   N   228 miles [366.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Valdez Pioneer Fld. (VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]   ESE   96 miles [154.5 km]
Kenai Muni.  (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]   SW   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Butte Muni. (FAA ID: AK1)   [Map]   SSE   Less than 2 miles
Palmer Muni. (PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]   NNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Wasilla Airport (WWA/PAWS)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Birchwood Airport (FAA ID: BCV)   [Map]   WSW   17 miles [27.4 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Merrill Fld.   (ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Willow Airport   (WOW/PAUO)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Whittier Airport   (ICAO: PAWR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Fairbanks Intl.   (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]
  Website for Fairbanks International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Valdez Pioneer Fld.   (VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kenai Muni.   (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]
  Website for Kenai Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Palmer Muni.   (PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wasilla Airport   (WWA/PAWS)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Big Lake Airport   (BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alaska:

Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Butte) 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 Butte. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Butte

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Butte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.5422, Longitude: -149.0333     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Butte 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 Butte), 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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