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Lawing, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Lawing ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Seward. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the south of Lawing. Seward has a population of 2,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Whittier. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the northeast of Lawing and has a population of 210 people.

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Lawing and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   DirectionDistance
Alyeska   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bear Creek   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cooper Landing   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Crown Point   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles
Girdwood   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hope   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Indian   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lowell Point   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Moose Pass   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
Muskwa Village   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
Primrose   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Sterling   [Map]     W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Sunrise   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lawing ...

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.

Crown Point   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Lawing   [Map]
Falls   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Hope   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Lakeview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Moose Pass   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Silvertip   -   23 miles [37 km] to the North   [Map]
Snug Harbor   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunrise   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Lawing Airport   [Map]   9Z9   NNW   Less than 2 miles
Quartz Creek Airport   [Map]   JLA   WNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Seward Airport(SRD/PAWD)   [Map]   SWD   S   19 miles [30.6 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 Lawing.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Lawing. 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
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   ANC   NNW   57 miles [91.7 km]
Homer Airport(HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   HOM   SW   89 miles [143.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Kenai Muni. (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]   ENA   WNW   64 miles [103 km]
Valdez Pioneer Fld.(VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]   VDZ   ENE   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lawing Airport   [Map]   9Z9   NNW   Less than 2 miles
Quartz Creek Airport   [Map]   JLA   WNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Seward Airport(SRD/PAWD)   [Map]   SWD   S   19 miles [30.6 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.

Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.   (ANC/PANC)   [Map]
        Website for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Chenega Bay Airport   (NCN/PFCB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Soldotna Airport   (SXQ/PASX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Merrill Fld.   (ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kenai Muni.   (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]
        Website for Kenai Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Valdez Pioneer Fld.   (VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Seward Airport   (SRD/PAWD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Whittier Airport   (ICAO: PAWR)   [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 Lawing. 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 Lawing.

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lawing. 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 Lawing

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lawing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.4053, Longitude: -149.3664     [Map].

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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 Lawing), 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 Lawing.