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Welcome to Alco ...

Alco is located in Stone County<1>.

The location of Alco has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Alco is 1,090 feet [332 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alco lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alco is within the boundaries of the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Alco: 72610<4>

Adding Alco 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.

We originally found mention of Alco in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Alco elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a William Bradley Map (1889).

We also found Alco mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alco on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Alco ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Alco - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alco.

Communities near Alco ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alco.

  • Mountain View [Stone County]
  • Fairfield Bay [Van Buren County]
  • Marshall [Searcy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
    • Marshall [Searcy County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Alco
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,336 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshall<6>
  • Leslie [Searcy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie
    • Leslie [Searcy County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Alco
    • Estimated population in 2019: 415 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leslie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leslie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leslie<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shirley [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shirley
      • Shirley [Van Buren County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Alco
      • Estimated population in 2019: 275 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shirley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shirley<6>
    • Fifty-Six [Stone County]
    • Big Flat [Baxter County]
    • Fox [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox
      • Fox [Stone County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox
    • Rumley [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumley
      • Rumley [Van Buren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Alco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rumley
    • Harriet [Searcy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harriet
      • Harriet [Searcy County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harriet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harriet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harriet<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 Alco. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alco.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alco. 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 Alco.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alco. See our Newspapers Page for Alco.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alco ...

Looking for more information about Alco? 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 Alco, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alco.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Stone County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alco. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Stone, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alco - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Alco). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alco or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Alco) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alco. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alco

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8876, Longitude: -92.3671       In this case, the coordinates for Alco 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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