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Welcome to Alvin ...

Alvin is located in Madison County<1>.

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

Alvin is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Alvin: (706) and (762)<4>

Communities Also Named Alvin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Georgia communities named Alvin: This one is located in Madison County and the other is located in Banks County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 10 communities that are also named Alvin - they are located in British Columbia, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Alvin ...

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

  • Athens [Clarke County]
  • Dalton [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dalton
    • Dalton [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Alvin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,665 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dalton
  • Dry Pond [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Pond
    • Dry Pond [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Alvin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,881 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Pond
  • Jefferson [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
    • Jefferson [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Alvin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,490 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Commerce [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Commerce
      • Commerce [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Alvin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,328 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Commerce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Commerce<6>
    • Madison Springs [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison Springs
      • Madison Springs [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Alvin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Madison Springs:
      • Alexanderville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison Springs
    • Royston [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royston
      • Royston [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Alvin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,562 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Royston<6>
    • Lavonia [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavonia
      • Lavonia [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Alvin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,187 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lavonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lavonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lavonia<6>
    • Maysville [Banks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maysville
      • Maysville [Banks County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Alvin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,175 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maysville<6>
    • Arcade [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcade
      • Arcade [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Alvin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,040 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcade

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 Alvin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alvin.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alvin ...

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

Adding Alvin to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alvin was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1899.

We also found Alvin on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Georgia (1911).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.madisonco.us/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Madison, 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 Alvin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alvin) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alvin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2343, Longitude: -83.3240       In this case, the coordinates for Alvin 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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