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Chatham, Alaska

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The location of Chatham

Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Chatham.

This page contains five sections:

Around Chatham ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Sitka. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the southwest of Chatham. Sitka has a population of 8,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoonah. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the northwest of Chatham and has a population of 790 people.

The following is a sample of neighboring communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Chatham.<2>

Angoon     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the east of Chatham.

Baranof     [Map]
29 miles [46.7 km] miles to the south of Chatham.

Cube Cove     [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the north of Chatham.

Freshwater Bay     [Map]
26 miles [41.8 km] miles to the north of Chatham.

Hoonah     [Map]
44 miles [70.8 km] miles to the northwest of Chatham.

Sitka     [Map]
35 miles [56.3 km] miles to the southwest of Chatham.

Tenakee Springs     [Map]
20 miles [32.2 km] miles to the northwest of Chatham.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chatham ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

Alaska Statewide Tourism

Also of Interest:

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 Chatham ...

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.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Chatham.

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

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

Large Airports

Juneau Intl.  (JNU/PAJN) <4>   [Map]
59 miles [95 km] miles to the North Northeast of Chatham.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport (SIT/PASI)   [Map]
35 miles [56.3 km] miles to the South Southwest of Chatham.

Gustavus Airport (GST/PAGS)   [Map]
68 miles [109.4 km] miles to the North Northwest of Chatham.

Petersburg Airport (PSG/PAPG)   [Map]
89 miles [143.2 km] miles to the East Southeast of Chatham.

General Aviation Airports

Hoonah Airport (HNH/PAOH)   [Map]
43 miles [69.2 km] miles to the North Northwest of Chatham.

Kake Airport (ICAO: PAFE)   [Map]
54 miles [86.9 km] miles to the Southeast of Chatham.

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Juneau Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Juneau International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Gustavus Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Petersburg Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Hoonah Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Kake Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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<2>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- Chatham) 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 Chatham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chatham

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chatham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.5153, Longitude: -134.9436     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chatham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Chatham), 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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<4>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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