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Welcome to Alco ...

Alco is located in Vernon Parish<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Alco, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1922.

Alco is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Alco: (337)

Communities Also Named Alco ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 6 communities that are also named Alco - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.

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

Communities near Alco ...

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

  • Leesville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • New Llano
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Anacoco
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anacoco have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anacoco
    • Anacoco is located in Vernon Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 777 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anacoco <3>
  • Simpson
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpson
    • Simpson is located in Vernon Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 582 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simpson <3>
  • Hornbeck
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hornbeck have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hornbeck
    • Hornbeck is located in Vernon Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 436 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hornbeck <3>
  • Slagle
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slagle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slagle
    • Slagle is located in Vernon Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slagle <3>
  • Walnut Hill
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
    • Walnut Hill is located in Vernon Parish
  • Mora
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mora have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mora
    • Mora is located in Rapides Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mora <3>
  • Gorum
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorum have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorum
    • Gorum is located in Natchitoches Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gorum <3>
  • Hicks
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicks
    • Hicks is located in Vernon Parish

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alco ...

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

Adding Alco to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alco 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 Alco was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Alco post office opened in 1922.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Alco.

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

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Vernon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alco - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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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