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Cape Nome, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Cape Nome.

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Around Cape Nome ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Nome. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the west of Cape Nome. Nome has a population of 3,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is White Mountain. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the east of Cape Nome and has a population of 200 people.

The following is a sample of nearby communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Cape Nome and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   DirectionDistance
Bluff   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Council   [Map]     NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Salmon Lake   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Solomon   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cape Nome ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bluff   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the East of Cape Nome   [Map]
Council   -   48 miles [77.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Iron Creek   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Lees Camp   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Port Safety   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Salmon Lake   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Cape Nome.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cape Nome. 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 to see 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 Cape Nome ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Nome Airport(OME/PAOM)   [Map]   OME   WNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Solomon State Fld. Airport   [Map]   AK26   ENE   16 miles [25.7 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 be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Cape Nome.

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

Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Nome Airport(OME/PAOM)   [Map]   OME   WNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Emmonak Airport(EMK/PAEM)   [Map]   ENM   S   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Solomon State Fld. Airport   [Map]   AK26   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Council Airport   [Map]   K29   NE   47 miles [75.6 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.

Nome Airport   (OME/PAOM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Emmonak Airport   (EMK/PAEM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cape Nome. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.4639, Longitude: -164.9594     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cape Nome 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>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Cape Nome), 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cape Nome.