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Welcome to Alaska ...

Alaska is primarily located in Morgan County<1>. A portion of Alaska extends into Owen County.

The location of Alaska has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Alaska refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Alaskan<3>

Alaska is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Alaska lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Alaska (for example, toward Vermilion (IL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Communities Also Named Alaska ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Alaska - they are located in Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alaska.

Communities near Alaska ...

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

  • Martinsville [Morgan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsville
    • Martinsville [Morgan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Alaska
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,669 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsville<6>
  • Greencastle [Putnam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greencastle
    • Greencastle [Putnam County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Alaska
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,270 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greencastle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greencastle<6>
  • Mooresville [Morgan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooresville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooresville
    • Mooresville [Morgan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Alaska
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,788 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooresville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mooresville<6>
  • Ellettsville [Monroe County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellettsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellettsville
    • Ellettsville [Monroe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Alaska
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,747 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellettsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellettsville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Spencer [Owen County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Owen County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Alaska
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,256 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<6>
    • Cloverdale [Putnam County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Putnam County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Alaska
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,145 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloverdale<6>
    • Brooklyn [Morgan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
      • Brooklyn [Morgan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Alaska
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,597 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brooklyn<6>
    • Monrovia [Morgan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monrovia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monrovia
      • Monrovia [Morgan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Alaska
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,504 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monrovia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monrovia<6>
    • Clayton [Hendricks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Hendricks County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Alaska
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,055 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<6>
    • Gosport [Owen County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gosport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gosport
      • Gosport [Owen County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Alaska
      • Estimated population in 2019: 797 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gosport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gosport<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alaska. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alaska.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alaska. See our Newspapers Page for Alaska.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alaska ...

Looking for more information about Alaska? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alaska, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alaska.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Indiana

About Morgan County

About Indiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morgan County: www.morgancounty-il.com/

The official website for State of Indiana: https://www.in.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Indiana's counties, including Morgan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Alaska refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Alaska may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alaska - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alaska) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alaska. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4703, Longitude: -86.6414       In this case, the coordinates for Alaska have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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