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Welcome to Fort Richardson ...

A typical abbreviation for Fort Richardson: Ft. Richardson

Fort Richardson is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<1>.

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

Fort Richardson lies within the (907) area code.

The ZIP code for Fort Richardson: 99505<2>

Communities near Fort Richardson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Fort Richardson and not the distance if you are going to drive.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Population
DirDistance
Anchorage   [Map]   294,356   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Big Lake   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Chugiak   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Eagle River   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Indian   [Map]   ---   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
John Fitzgerald Kennedy City   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Richardson. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Richardson. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Fort Richardson:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Richardson ...

Looking for more information about Fort Richardson? 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.

Looking for more information about Fort Richardson? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Fort Richardson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Richardson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fort Richardson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Richardson - 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 Fort Richardson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Richardson 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Richardson) 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 Fort Richardson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Richardson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Richardson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.2546, Longitude: -149.6908     [Map].

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Richardson.

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