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Welcome to Hyder ...

Hyder is located in the Alaskan Pan Handle.

Hyder was established in 1907.

The community of Hyder was named Portland City before it was changed to Hyder.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Hyder: Named after Frederick Hyder, a Canadian mining engineer.

Hyder is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<1>.

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

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

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

The ZIP code for Hyder: 99923<2>

Communities near Hyder ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Hyder and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.

Community   DirectionDistance
Alice Arm (BC)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Anyox (BC) - Historic   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Kitsault (BC) - Historic   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Premier (BC)   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Hyder ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Hyder - they are located in Arizona and Manitoba.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hyder.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hyder. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hyder. Our list includes 5 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hyder ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Hyder, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Hyder.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Hyder. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
Hiking/CampingDoctors 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hyder. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.9177, Longitude: -130.0277     [Map].

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hyder.