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Iditarod, Alaska

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Welcome to Iditarod ...

So far, we have found very little information about Iditarod. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Iditarod to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Iditarod, please Contact Us.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Iditarod: Named after the Iditarod River.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Iditarod is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where Iditarod was located is in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT) and observes daylight saving time

Iditarod would have been located in the (907) area code.

Communities near Iditarod ...

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 Iditarod and not the distance if you drove it.<3>.

Community   2016<4>
Crooked Creek   [Map]   ---   S   46 miles [74 km]
Flat   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Shageluk   [Map]   81   W   46 miles [74 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Iditarod. Our list includes 4 papers.

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Iditarod no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. 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
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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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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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Iditarod, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Iditarod - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Iditarod. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Iditarod) 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 Iditarod. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Iditarod

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Iditarod. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.5437, Longitude: -158.0943     [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 Iditarod.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Iditarod.