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Welcome to Skagway ...

The coastal city of Skagway is located in the Alaskan Pan Handle.

Skagway was established in 1897.

The community of Skagway is near sea level<1>.

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

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

The area code for Skagway: (907)

The ZIP code for Skagway: 99840<2>

Websites for Skagway ...

Official Website: www.skagway.org/

Communities near Skagway ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Skagway.

  • Chilkoot
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilkoot
    • Chilkoot lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Skagway
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilkoot
  • Lutak
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lutak
    • Lutak lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Skagway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lutak have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lutak
  • White Pass
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Pass
    • White Pass lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Skagway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Pass came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Pass
  • Haines
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    • Port Chilkoot - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Chilkoot
      • Port Chilkoot was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the south of Skagway
    • Chilkat
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilkat
      • Chilkat lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the west of Skagway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilkat
    • Klukwan
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Klukwan
      • Klukwan lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the west of Skagway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Klukwan have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Klukwan
    • Mud Bay
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mud Bay
      • Mud Bay lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the south of Skagway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mud Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mud Bay
    • Fraser
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fraser
      • Fraser lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the northeast of Skagway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fraser came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fraser
    • Wells
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells
      • Wells lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the west of Skagway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Skagway. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Skagway.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Skagway. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Skagway.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Skagway ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Skagway, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Skagway.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Skagway: www.skagway.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Skagway - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 city (such as Skagway). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Skagway or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Skagway) 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 Skagway. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Skagway

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skagway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.4583, Longitude: -135.3125    
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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