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Coppermount, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Coppermount ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Ketchikan. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the east of Coppermount. Ketchikan has a population of 8,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Craig. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the northwest of Coppermount and has a population of 1,200 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 Coppermount and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Hydaburg   [Map]   400   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kasaan   [Map]   50   N   23 miles [37 km]
Klawock   [Map]   796   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Saxman   [Map]   418   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Thorne Bay   [Map]   485   N   31 miles [49.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Dora Bay   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hollis   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Long Island   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Loring   [Map]     NE   46 miles [74 km]
Metlakatla   [Map]     E   41 miles [66 km]
Meyers Chuck   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Polk Inlet   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ward Cove   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Waterfall   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Coppermount ...

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.

Clover Pass   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the Northeast of Coppermount   [Map]
Craig   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Long Island   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Mud Bay   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Refuge Cove   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Salt Chuck   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Shoreline Drive   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Waterfall   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Coppermount. 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 Coppermount ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Craig Airport   [Map]   CGA   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Klawock Airport(KLW/PAKW)   [Map]   AKW   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Ketchikan Intl. (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]   KTN   ENE   36 miles [57.9 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 Coppermount.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Coppermount. 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

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Ketchikan Intl. (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]   KTN   ENE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Masset Airport (ZMT/CZMT)   [Map]   CZMT   SSE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Wrangell Airport(WRG/PAWG)   [Map]   WRG   N   88 miles [141.6 km]
Prince Rupert Airport (YPR/CYPR)   [Map]   CYPR   SE   107 miles [172.2 km]
Petersburg Airport(PSG/PAPG)   [Map]   PSG   N   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Craig Airport   [Map]   CGA   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Klawock Airport(KLW/PAKW)   [Map]   AKW   NW   31 miles [49.9 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.

Juneau Intl.   (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]
        Website for Juneau International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Ketchikan Intl.   (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]
        Website for Ketchikan International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Masset Airport   (ZMT/CZMT)   [Map]
        Website for Masset Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wrangell Airport   (WRG/PAWG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Prince Rupert Airport   (YPR/CYPR)   [Map]
        Website for Prince Rupert Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Petersburg Airport   (PSG/PAPG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Klawock Airport   (KLW/PAKW)   [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 Coppermount. 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 Coppermount.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coppermount. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.2164, Longitude: -132.6086     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Coppermount 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 Coppermount), 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 Coppermount.