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Starr Hill, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Starr Hill.

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Around Starr Hill ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Juneau. It lies immediately west of Starr Hill. Juneau has a population of 32,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoonah. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the west of Starr Hill and has a population of 750 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Starr Hill and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Gustavus   [Map]   428   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Tenakee Springs   [Map]   ---   SW   46 miles [74 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Auke Bay   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cube Cove   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Douglas   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
Excursion Inlet   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Freshwater Bay   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Whitestone Logging Camp   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tulsequah (BC)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Starr Hill ...

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.

Cube Cove   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southwest of Starr Hill   [Map]
Excursion Inlet   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Fairhaven   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fish Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Freshwater Bay   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hawk Inlet   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Juneau   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Lemon Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lena Beach   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Starr Hill. 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 Starr Hill ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Juneau Intl. (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]   JNU   WNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hoonah Airport(HNH/PAOH)   [Map]   HNH   WSW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gustavus Airport(GST/PAGS)   [Map]   GST   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Skagway Airport(SGY/PAGY)   [Map]   SGY   NNW   86 miles [138.4 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 Starr Hill.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Starr Hill. 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
Juneau Intl. (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]   JNU   WNW   7 miles [11.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Gustavus Airport(GST/PAGS)   [Map]   GST   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Skagway Airport(SGY/PAGY)   [Map]   SGY   NNW   86 miles [138.4 km]
Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport(SIT/PASI)   [Map]   SIT   SSW   93 miles [149.7 km]
Petersburg Airport(PSG/PAPG)   [Map]   PSG   SSE   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Hoonah Airport(HNH/PAOH)   [Map]   HNH   WSW   39 miles [62.8 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.

Juneau Intl.   (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]
        Website for Juneau International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Gustavus Airport   (GST/PAGS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Skagway Airport   (SGY/PAGY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport   (SIT/PASI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Petersburg Airport   (PSG/PAPG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hoonah Airport   (HNH/PAOH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Starr Hill. 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 Starr Hill.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Starr Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.3042, Longitude: -134.4042     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Starr Hill 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 Starr Hill), 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 Starr Hill.