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Welcome to Alaska ...

Alaska is located in Northumberland 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 1,120 feet [341 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Alaska is located in the (570) area code.

Communities Also Named Alaska ...

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

  • Bloomsburg [Columbia County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomsburg
    • Bloomsburg [Columbia County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Alaska
    • Estimated population in 2018: 13,919 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomsburg<6>
  • Pottsville [Schuylkill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pottsville
    • Pottsville [Schuylkill County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Alaska
    • Estimated population in 2018: 13,555 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pottsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pottsville<6>
  • Sunbury [Northumberland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunbury
    • Sunbury [Northumberland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Alaska
    • Estimated population in 2018: 9,409 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunbury<6>
  • Shamokin [Northumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shamokin
    • Shamokin [Northumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Alaska
    • Estimated population in 2018: 6,984 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shamokin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shamokin<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Schuylkill Haven [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schuylkill Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schuylkill Haven
      • Schuylkill Haven [Schuylkill County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Alaska
      • Estimated population in 2018: 5,138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schuylkill Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schuylkill Haven<6>
    • Shenandoah [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shenandoah
      • Shenandoah [Schuylkill County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Alaska
      • Estimated population in 2018: 4,789 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shenandoah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shenandoah<6>
    • Danville [Montour County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Montour County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Alaska
      • Estimated population in 2018: 4,623 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<6>
    • Minersville [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minersville
      • Minersville [Schuylkill County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Alaska
      • Estimated population in 2018: 4,177 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minersville<6>
    • Mahanoy City [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mahanoy City
      • Mahanoy City [Schuylkill County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Alaska
      • Estimated population in 2018: 3,966 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mahanoy City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mahanoy City<6>
    • Frackville [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frackville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frackville
      • Frackville [Schuylkill County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Alaska
      • Estimated population in 2018: 3,630 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frackville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frackville<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 ...

The Communities of Pennsylvania

About Northumberland County

About Pennsylvania

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 Northumberland County: www.northumberlandco.org/

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 Northumberland, 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 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: 40.7837, Longitude: -76.4375       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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