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Welcome to Alger ...

Alger is located in Clay County<1>.

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

Alger is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Alger is located in the (606) area code.

Communities Also Named Alger ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Alger - they are located in Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Ohio and Washington.

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

Communities near Alger ...

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

  • Beattyville [Lee County]
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    • Beattyville [Lee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Alger
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,461 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beattyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beattyville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beattyville<5>
  • Manchester [Clay County]
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    • Manchester [Clay County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Alger
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,277 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manchester<5>
  • McKee [Jackson County]
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    • McKee [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Alger
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 773 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McKee<5>
  • Annville [Jackson County]
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    • Annville [Jackson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Alger
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Annville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Annville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Annville<5>
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    • Booneville [Owsley County]
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      • Booneville [Owsley County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Alger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booneville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Booneville<5>
    • Buckhorn [Perry County]
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      • Buckhorn [Perry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Alger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckhorn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhorn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhorn<5>
    • Island City [Owsley County]
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      • Island City [Owsley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Alger
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island City
    • Laurel Creek [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Creek
      • Laurel Creek [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of Alger
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Creek
    • Oneida [Clay County]
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      • Oneida [Clay County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southeast of Alger
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oneida have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oneida
    • Burning Springs [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burning Springs
      • Burning Springs [Clay County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Alger
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burning Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burning Springs

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alger ...

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

Adding Alger to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alger 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 Alger was on a map titled Map of Kentucky (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Kentucky

About Clay County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Clay, 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 Alger - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alger) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alger. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3131, Longitude: -83.7316       In this case, the coordinates for Alger 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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