A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Alaska ...
Although we found mention of Alaska during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Alaska was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..
While we are confident that Alaska was located in Van Wert County, we don't know its actual location within the county.
We've added Alaska to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Alaska - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Alaska, please Contact Us.
When the people of Alaska refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Alaskan<2>
Time Zone: The area where we believe that Alaska might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
We believe that Alaska would be found within the (419) & (567)<3> area codes.
Adding Alaska to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
That's the case with Alaska: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alaska on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Alaska ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Alaska - they are located in Indiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alaska.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Van Wert County: www.vanwertcounty.org/
The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.
This page was last modified: 04 May 2021