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Chicken, Alaska

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Welcome to Chicken ...

Chicken was settled in the 1890's.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Chicken: As the story goes - when the time came to name the town for the new post office, Ptarmigan was suggested. The Rock Ptarmigan is a bird that is common in the area and is a medium-sized bird of the grouse family that is also known as the Snow Chicken. When nobody was certain about the spelling of Ptarmigan, Chicken was chosen.

Chicken is 1,670 feet [509 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: Chicken lies in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Chicken, you will leave Alaskan Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

Chicken is within the boundaries of the (907) area code.

The ZIP code for Chicken: 99732<2>

Communities near Chicken ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<3>.

Community   DirDistance
Boundary   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Jack Wade - Historic   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Page for Chicken ...

Looking for more information about Chicken? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

You can learn more by visiting the TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chicken.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chicken - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Chicken). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chicken or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<3>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- Chicken) 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 Chicken. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chicken

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chicken. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.0732, Longitude: -141.9385     [Map].

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