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Alaska Famous

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.


  • Irene Bedard actress
  • Margaret Elizabeth Bell author
  • Benny Benson designed state flag at age 13
  • Carlos Boozer basketball player (born in West Germany)
  • Susan Butcher dog musher, winner iditarod trail sled dog race (born in MA)
  • Matt Carle hockey player
  • Chad Carpenter cartoonist
  • Shawn Chacón baseball player
  • Callan Chythlook-Sifsof snowboarder
  • Ty Conklin hockey player
  • Nora Marks Dauenhauer author
  • Bettye Davis politician
E - H
  • William Allen Egan first governor of Alaska
  • Erik Ellington skateboarder
  • Rosey Fletcher olympic snowboarder
  • Scott Gomez hockey player
  • Anna Graceman singer, musician
  • Sue Henry writer
  • Jewell singer, songwriter, poet
  • Kevin Johansen musician
  • Trajan Langdon basketball player
  • Hilary Lindh olympic skier
  • Lance Mackey dog musher, dog sled racer
  • Ray Mala actor
N - O
  • Joann Osterud first female pilot Alaska Airlines
  • Herbie Nayokpuk iditarod musher
  • Sarah Palin first woman governor of Alaska, politician
  • Virgil Partch cartoonist
  • Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich civil rights leader
  • Kikkan Randall cross-country skier
  • Howard Rock artist, political and environmental activist, publisher
  • Curt Schilling baseball player
  • Nell Scott first female in Alaska legislature
  • Mark Schlereth football player, analyst
  • Mike Stepovich last territorial governor
  • Vern Tejas mountain climber
  • Jim "Hobo Jim" Varsos singer

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Alaska Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Akutan Aleutians East 907
Unalaska Aleutians West 907
Anchorage Anchorage 907
Bethel Bethel 907
Naknek Bristol Bay 907
Healy Denali 907
Dillingham Dillingham 907
Fairbanks Fairbanks North Star 907
Haines Haines 907
Hoonah Hoonah Angoon 907
Juneau Juneau 907
Kenai Kenai Peninsula 907
Ketchikan Ketchikan Gateway 907
Kodiak Kodiak Island 907
Iliamna Lake and Peninsula 907
Wasilla Matanuska Susitna 907
Nome Nome 907
Barrow North Slope 907
Kotzebue Northwest Arctic 907
Petersburg Petersburg 907
Craig Prince of Wales Hyder 907
Sitka Sitka 907
Skagway Skagway 907
Delta Junction Southeast Fairbanks 907
Valdez Valdez Cordova 907
Hooper Bay Wade Hampton 907
Wrangell Wrangell 907
Yakutat Yakutat 907
Nenana Yukon Koyukuk 907

About the Author

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.