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Old Tyonek, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Old Tyonek.

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Around Old Tyonek ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Anchorage. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the east of Old Tyonek. Anchorage has a population of 298,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kenai. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the south of Old Tyonek and has a population of 7,700 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Old Tyonek and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Soldotna   [Map]   4,617   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Beluga   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Funny River   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kasilof   [Map]     S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Nikishka   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Nikiski   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Port Nikiski   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Ridgeway   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Salamatof   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Sterling   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tyonek   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Old Tyonek ...

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.

Anchorage   -   48 miles [77.2 km] to the East of Old Tyonek   [Map]
Beluga   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Funny River   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Point Possession   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Tyonek Airport(IATA:TYE)   [Map]   TYE   ENE   5 miles [8 km]
Beluga Airport(BVU/PABG)   [Map]   BLG   NE   12 miles [19.3 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 Old Tyonek.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Old Tyonek. 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   ENE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Homer Airport(HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   HOM   S   96 miles [154.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Kenai Muni. (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]   ENA   S   32 miles [51.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tyonek Airport(IATA:TYE)   [Map]   TYE   ENE   5 miles [8 km]
Beluga Airport(BVU/PABG)   [Map]   BLG   NE   12 miles [19.3 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
Big Lake Airport   (BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Fairbanks Intl.   (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]
        Website for Fairbanks International Airport
        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
Beluga Airport   (BVU/PABG)   [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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Old Tyonek. 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 Old Tyonek.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Tyonek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.0381, Longitude: -151.2831     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Old Tyonek 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 Old Tyonek), 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 Old Tyonek.