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College, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

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Around College ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fairbanks. It lies immediately southeast of College. Fairbanks has a population of 32,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is North Pole. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the southeast of College and has a population of 2,200 people.

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

Community   2016
Nenana   [Map]   376   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Badger   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Chena   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Ester   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fox   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Minto   [Map]     NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Moose Creek   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Salcha   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Two Rivers   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near College ...

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.

Aurora   -   Less than 2 miles to the East of College   [Map]
Badger   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Dogpatch   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Fox   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Musk Ox   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
North Pole   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Slaterville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Totem Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Fairbanks Intl. (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]   FAI   SSW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Metro Fld.   [Map]   MTF   SSE   3 miles [4.8 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 College.

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

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Fairbanks Intl. (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]   FAI   SSW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   ANC   SSW   263 miles [423.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Metro Fld.   [Map]   MTF   SSE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Nenana Muni.(ICAO: PANN)   [Map]   ENN   WSW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Minto Airport(IATA:MNT)   [Map]   51Z   WNW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Clear Airport(ICAO: PACL)   [Map]   Z84   SW   54 miles [86.9 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.

Fairbanks Intl.   (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]
        Website for Fairbanks International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.   (ANC/PANC)   [Map]
        Website for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Nenana Muni.   (ICAO: PANN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Clear Airport   (ICAO: PACL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in College. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8566, Longitude: -147.8056     [Map].

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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 College), 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 College.