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Welcome to Alvin ...

Alvin is located in Floyd County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Alvin, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1914.

Alvin is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Alvin lies within the (606) area code.

Communities Also Named Alvin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 10 communities that are also named Alvin - they are located in British Columbia, Colorado, Georgia (2), Illinois, Kansas, 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.

  • Pikeville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Paintsville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Prestonsburg
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prestonsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prestonsburg
    • Prestonsburg is located in Floyd County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,460 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prestonsburg <4>
  • Coal Run Village
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Run Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Run Village
    • Coal Run Village is located in Pike County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,494 people
  • Inez
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inez have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inez
    • Inez is located in Martin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 614 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inez <4>
  • Martin
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
    • Martin is located in Floyd County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 541 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martin <4>
  • Wayland
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayland
    • Wayland is located in Floyd County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 373 people
  • Dana
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dana
    • Dana is located in Floyd County
  • Stanville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanville
    • Stanville is located in Floyd County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanville <4>
  • Tram
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tram have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tram
    • Tram is located in Floyd County

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Alvin was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Alvin post office opened in 1914.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Alvin.

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 State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Floyd, 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 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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