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Welcome to Alaska ...

Alaska is located in Jefferson County<1>.

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 1,580 feet [482 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Alaska: (814)

Communities Also Named Alaska ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Pennsylvania communities named Alaska: This one is located in Jefferson County and the other is located in Northumberland County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 10 communities that are also named Alaska - they are located in Indiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, 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.

  • DuBois [Clearfield County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for DuBois came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DuBois
    • DuBois [Clearfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Alaska
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,364 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on DuBois
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for DuBois<7>
  • Clarion [Clarion County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarion
    • Clarion [Clarion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Alaska
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,707 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarion<7>
  • Punxsutawney [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Punxsutawney
    • Punxsutawney [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Alaska
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,704 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Punxsutawney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Punxsutawney<7>
  • Reynoldsville [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reynoldsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reynoldsville
    • Reynoldsville [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Alaska
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,647 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reynoldsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reynoldsville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brockway [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brockway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brockway
      • Brockway [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Alaska
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,033 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brockway<7>
    • Sykesville [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sykesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sykesville
      • Sykesville [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Alaska
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sykesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sykesville<7>
    • Falls Creek [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falls Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls Creek
      • Falls Creek [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Alaska
      • Estimated population in 2019: 999 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falls Creek<7>
    • New Bethlehem [Clarion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bethlehem
      • New Bethlehem [Clarion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Alaska
      • Estimated population in 2019: 917 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bethlehem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Bethlehem<7>
    • Big Run [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Run
      • Big Run [Lawrence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Alaska
      • Estimated population in 2019: 599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Run
    • Summerville [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerville
      • Summerville [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Alaska
      • Estimated population in 2019: 505 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerville

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 ...

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About Jefferson County

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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 State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Jefferson, 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>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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 41.1776, Longitude: -79.0959       In this case, the coordinates for Alaska have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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