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Shemya Island, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Shemya Island.

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Around Shemya Island ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Shemya Island and not the distance if you are driving it.<1>

Community   DirectionDistance
Attu Island   [Map]     W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Attu Station   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shemya Island ...

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.

In the vicinity of Shemya Island, Navy Town is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the West.   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shemya Island ...

Looking for more information about Shemya Island? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Shemya Island, 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 Shemya Island.

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alaska Statewide Tourism
    Shemya Island Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Shemya Island

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Shemya Island. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shemya Island) 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 Shemya Island. 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 Shemya Island

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shemya Island. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.7222, Longitude: 174.1117     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Shemya Island.