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Welcome to Alda ...

Alda is located in Washington County<1>.

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

Alda is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Alda lies within the (618) area code.

Communities Also Named Alda ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Alda - they are located in Kansas and Nebraska.

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

Communities near Alda ...

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

  • Centralia [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centralia
    • Centralia [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Alda
    • Estimated population in 2018: 12,368 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centralia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centralia<5>
  • Salem [Marion County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem [Marion County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Alda
    • Estimated population in 2018: 7,097 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<5>
  • Breese [Clinton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breese have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breese
    • Breese [Clinton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Alda
    • Estimated population in 2018: 4,493 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breese
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Breese<5>
  • Carlyle [Clinton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlyle
    • Carlyle [Clinton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Alda
    • Estimated population in 2018: 3,181 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlyle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlyle<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nashville [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashville
      • Nashville [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Alda
      • Estimated population in 2018: 3,040 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashville<5>
    • Okawville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okawville
      • Okawville [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Alda
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,370 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okawville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okawville<5>
    • Germantown [Clinton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Germantown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germantown
      • Germantown [Clinton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Alda
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,280 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Germantown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Germantown<5>
    • Sandoval [Marion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandoval have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandoval
      • Sandoval [Marion County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Alda
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,214 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandoval
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandoval<5>
    • Wamac [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wamac
      • Wamac [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Alda
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,127 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wamac
    • Central City [Marion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
      • Central City [Marion County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Alda
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central City

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alda ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Illinois

About Washington County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Washington, 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 Alda - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Alda) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alda. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4628, Longitude: -89.2367       In this case, the coordinates for Alda have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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