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Welcome to Alva ...

Alva is located in Harlan County<1>.

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

Alva is 1,440 feet [439 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Alva: (606)

Communities Also Named Alva ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Alva - they are located in Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Oklahoma, Ontario, Quebec, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Alva ...

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

  • Middlesboro [Bell County]
  • Harrogate [Claiborne County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrogate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrogate
    • Harrogate [Claiborne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Alva
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,348 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrogate
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrogate<5>
  • Alanthus Hill [Hancock County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alanthus Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alanthus Hill
    • Alanthus Hill [Hancock County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Alva
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,498 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alanthus Hill
  • Pineville [Bell County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
    • Pineville [Bell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Alva
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,730 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Harlan [Harlan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlan
      • Harlan [Harlan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Alva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,504 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harlan<5>
    • Sneedville [Hancock County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sneedville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sneedville
      • Sneedville [Hancock County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Alva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,349 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sneedville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sneedville<5>
    • Jonesville [Lee County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Lee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Alva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 928 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<5>
    • Evarts [Harlan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evarts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evarts
      • Evarts [Harlan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Alva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 803 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evarts
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evarts<5>
    • Loyall [Harlan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loyall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loyall
      • Loyall [Harlan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Alva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 601 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loyall
    • Cumberland Gap [Claiborne County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland Gap
      • Cumberland Gap [Claiborne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Alva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 490 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cumberland Gap<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alva ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Kentucky

About Harlan County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alva. 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 Harlan, 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 Alva - 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- Alva) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alva. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7351, Longitude: -83.4244       In this case, the coordinates for Alva 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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