Places on Earth

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As home planet to Stargate Command and most of its personnel, several locations on the "Tau'ri" or first world have appeared on Stargate: SG-1. Although several places were in unspecified locations, if a place was named, it is listed below.


Antarctica is the ice covered continent at Earth's southern pole where an international treaty ensures only scientific research and no military bases or development is established.


Country in Central America where Dr. Nicholas Ballard found a Crystal Skull (3.21 "Crystal Skull").


Canada is the second largest country in the world and is located in North America. It is the home country of Rodney McKay and is one of the nations that is part of the International Oversight Advisory (IOA).

  • Vancouver — city on western coast of Canada. Home of the hockey team "the Canucks", which Teal'c believed to be the favorites to win the hockey championship one year (6.08 "The Other Guys"). NOTE: Also, the real location where Stargate: SG-1 is filmed.


Located in Asia, China is the third largest country in the world and most populous. It is one of the nations that is part of the International Oversight Advisory (IOA).


A country in Africa.

  • Giza — site where a Stargate was discovered by Dr. Langford in 1928. Later where the Nazis recovered a DHD, eventually confiscated by the Russians (Stargate: The Movie, 4.07 "Watergate").
  • Cairo— modern city in Egypt where Steven Rayner flew, followed by Daniel Jackson, Samantha Carter, and Janet Fraiser (4.14 "The Curse").
  • where the 1931 Steward expedition uncovered the tomb of Isis and Osiris, and where Osiris later fled to reach a hidden ship and escape the planet (4.14 "The Curse").


England is an island country in Europe and is one of the nations part of the International Oversight Advisory (IOA).

  • Avalon — caves under Glastonbury Tor where Merlin stored his research and riches until those who could solve his riddles would be rewarded (9.01 "Avalon Part 1").


France is a country in Europe and is one of the nations that is part of the International Oversight Advisory (IOA).


In 1982, when the country was divided into East Germany and West Germany, Jack O'Neill went on a covert mission in East Germany that went horribly bad (2.04 "The Game Keeper").


Country in Central America. Location of temple once ruled by Telchak and where Daniel Jackson and Bill Lee recovered the Telchak Device (7.11 "Evolution Part 1").

  • Tegucigalpa — closest town twenty miles away from the location where Daniel Jackson and Bill Lee meet their guide to the temple, Rogelio and Jack O'Neill later meets Burke for the rescue operation (7.11 "Evolution Part 1").


Country in Asia where the United States fought a war in the early 1990s (as well as one now).

  • Jack O'Neill and Samantha Carter both served in action during the first Gulf War (1.01 "Children Of The Gods Part 1").
  • A wounded Jack O'Neill spent four months in an Iraq prison cell after being left behind by his commanding officer Frank Cromwell (2.15 "A Matter Of Time"
  • Jack O'Neill broke several bones when his parachute opened late over the Iraq/Iran border in the 1980s; he spent nine days getting himself to safety (1.18 "Solitudes").


Country in Asia that borders Iran. Jack O'Neill broke several bones when his parachute opened late over the Iraq/Iran border in the 1980s; he spent nine days getting himself to safety (1.18 "Solitudes").


Country in Asia that neighbors Vietnam; Hank Landry crashed near here and evaded Vietcong during the Vietnam War (10.05 "Uninvited).


Country in North America; location where the Goa'uld Hathor was discovered in a sarcophagus in a Mayan temple (1.14 "Hathor").


Country in Central America where rebels brought kidnapped Daniel Jackson and Bill Lee after they recovered the Telchak Device and from where the pair were later rescued by Jack O'Neill and Burke (7.11 "Evolution Part 1", 7.12 "Evolution Part 2").


Largest country in the world that transects Europe and Asia continents. Former rival and suspicious ally of the United States, Russia recovered the Giza Stargate from the ocean. Russia later agreed to cease their program and eventually leased the Stargate to the USA and is a member of the IOA (4.07 "Watergate" and subsequent episodes).

  • Moscow — capital of Russia
    • city and suburbian region were where various negotiations between the SGC and their Russian counterparts have taken place (5.14 "48 Hours", 8.14 "Full Alert").
    • Daniel Jackson once dreamed he had destroyed the city when given a dream by Shifu the harsesis (4.17 "Absolute Power").
  • Siberia — region in western Russia where the government used a decommissioned "nuclear power plant" (i.e. likely a secret nuclear missile site) to set up their own Stargate program (4.07 "Watergate").
  • where a Jaffa was held after being captured when the Russian program was active; its symbiote was stolen by forces paid by Harry Maybourne when the Jaffa was in transit on a secure route somewhere in the country (5.11 "Desperate Measures").


  • Incerlik — Neighboring country to Iraq where the United States ran Operation Proven Force during the first Gulf War. Jack O'Neill knew Lt. Col. Beck when they ran missions out of this location (7.03 "Fragile Balance").

United States

Country in North America and home to Stargate Command, as well as home nation for many of its personnel, including SG-1. Below are locations separated by state:



  • Anubis's mothership crashed into the Pacific Ocean approximately one thousand miles south west of Alaska (6.03 "Descent").
  • Fairbanks — Carter lied about a 1978 alien spaceship crash a hundred miles from Fairbanks in the Prometheus cover story she gave to reporters (6.11 "Prometheus").



  • Los Angeles — where the rogue NID had a safehouse in which they conducted experiments on symbiote clones (7.19 "Resurrection").
  • San Diego — city where Mark Carter (brother of Samantha) and his family reside (1.07 "Cold Lazarus" and subsequent).
  • Stanford — prestigious California university where Carter wanted to have access to their computers to study a strange crystal artifact (1.07 "Cold Lazarus"); also where Richard Flemming got his degree (6.05 "Nightwalkers").


  • Air Force Academy — military college for the United States Air Force; Samantha Carter and possibly Jack O'Neill are graduates of this institution. New SGC recruits are culled from the best and brightest among the potential officers currently under the command of General Kerrigan (4.19 "Prodigy", 5.13 "Proving Ground" among others).
  • Air Force Academy Hospital — hospital affiliated with Air Force Academy, it is also the closest medical location with clearance to treat both physical and mental ailments, for both base personnel and aliens that cannot be treated at Cheyenne Mountain. Both Janet Fraiser and Dr. MacKenzie of Stargate Command had offices at this hospital (2.02 "In The Line Of Duty", 3.04 "Legacy", and 9.14 "Stronghold" among others).
  • Denver — city in Colorado; former home and work locale of police detective Pete Shanahan (7.15 "Chimera").
  • Peterson Air Force Base — United States Air Force Base in close proximity to Cheyenne Mountain and Colorado Springs.
  • Silver Creek — town near where O'Neill's cabin was said to be located when SG-1 and Hank Landry went there for downtime 10.05 "Uninvited" (see also, Minnesota).



  • Chicago — birthplace of Jack O'Neill (5.04 "The Fifth Man"); location of university where Daniel Jackson worked under Dr. David Jordan, and possibly received one or more of his doctorates (4.14 "The Curse").




  • Harvard — prestigious university where Richard Woolsey received both an MBA and an LLB (7.18 "Heroes Part 2").




  • Where the Alien Fugitives' escape pod landed and where Martin Lloyd and the others tried to assimilate into Earth culture before Martin contacted SG-1 (4.11 "Point Of No Return").


  • Area 51 — a restricted part of Nellis Air Force Base where research and development is done on alien technology found by Stargate Command.
  • Las Vegas — where Vernon Sharpe bought an airline ticket to escape the quarantine (6.13 "Sight Unseen").

New York

  • New York Metropolitan Museum of Art — presumably in New York City, location where a young Daniel Jackson witnessed his parents dying under an exhibit collapse they were setting up (2.04 "The Game Keeper").
  • Woodstock — small region where Michael and Jenny were headed to a concert in 1969 before being sidelined by a time traveling SG-1's quest (2.21 "1969").

North Dakota

  • Minot — location of Air Force base, Adrian Conrad was kept in an NID safehouse nearby (5.14 "48 Hours").


  • unspecified location in the state is the mental hospital where Nicholas Ballard committed himself after a nervous breakdown (3.21 "Crystal Skull").
  • Steveston — small company town that was taken over by cloned Goa'uld symbiotes (6.05 "Nightwalkers").



  • Parowen — location of NID warehouse where Maybourne ran a secondary Stargate program (2.14 "Touchstone").


  • not to be confused with Washington, D. C., the state of Washington is in the Northwestern corner of the contiguous United States.
  • Unknown location — where Seth maintained his cult of followers (3.02 "Seth").
  • Seattle — city in Washington.
    • St. Christina's — Abandoned hospital in Seattle area was where Adrian Conrad brought the captive Samantha Carter for experimentation (5.11 "Desperate Measures");
    • headquarters of Colson Industries (8.08 "Covenant").
    • location of the Halcyon Tower, built with naquadah was rigged to explode by Ba'al when he made Earth his home (9.07 "Ex Deus Machina").

Washington, D.C region

  • Washington, D.C. is the national capital of the United States
    • The Stargate was stored in a military warehouse in this area in 1969 (2.21 "1969").
  • Air Force Headquarters — a building apparently in downtown Washington where Samantha Carter and Jack O'Neill were to receive their Air Medals in a formal presentation by the President (2.09 "Secrets").
  • Bethesda — located in neighboring state of Maryland, was location of private military contractors, including one of the Trust companies headed by Ba'al (9.07 "Ex Deus Machina").
  • Pentagon — technically located in neighboring Virginia, the Pentagon is the headquarters for all the United States military, including the office of Homeworld Security and the civilian oversight NID.
  • White House — home and office of the President of the United States


Country in Asia; location of armed internal conflict that the United States was involved with in the late 1960s and 1970s (and where George Hammond and Hank Landry (in Bien Hoa) served) (5.22 "Revelations", 10.05 "Uninvited).

--Aurora 07:45, 20 September 2006 (PDT)