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Fairhaven, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Fairhaven ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Juneau. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the southeast of Fairhaven. Juneau has a population of 32,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoonah. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the southwest of Fairhaven and has a population of 750 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 Fairhaven and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Gustavus   [Map]   428   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tenakee Springs   [Map]   ---   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Auke Bay   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles
Cube Cove   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Douglas   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Excursion Inlet   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Freshwater Bay   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Game Creek   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Whitestone Logging Camp   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fairhaven ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some 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.

Cube Cove   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the South of Fairhaven   [Map]
Excursion Inlet   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Fish Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Freshwater Bay   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Game Creek   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hawk Inlet   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Juneau   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lemon Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Lena Beach   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Juneau Intl. (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]   JNU   ESE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hoonah Airport(HNH/PAOH)   [Map]   HNH   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Gustavus Airport(GST/PAGS)   [Map]   GST   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Skagway Airport(SGY/PAGY)   [Map]   SGY   NNW   77 miles [123.9 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 Fairhaven.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fairhaven. 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
Juneau Intl. (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]   JNU   ESE   4 miles [6.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Gustavus Airport(GST/PAGS)   [Map]   GST   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Skagway Airport(SGY/PAGY)   [Map]   SGY   NNW   77 miles [123.9 km]
Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport(SIT/PASI)   [Map]   SIT   SSW   95 miles [152.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Hoonah Airport(HNH/PAOH)   [Map]   HNH   SW   32 miles [51.5 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
Gustavus Airport   (GST/PAGS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Skagway Airport   (SGY/PAGY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport   (SIT/PASI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hoonah Airport   (HNH/PAOH)   [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 Fairhaven. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fairhaven.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairhaven. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.3781, Longitude: -134.7036     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairhaven 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 Fairhaven), 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 Fairhaven.