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Alberton, Maryland

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(position within Howard County, State of Maryland)

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Welcome to Alberton ...

So far, we have found very little information about Alberton.<1>

The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<2>

We've added Alberton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Alberton, please Contact Us.

Alberton would have been located within present day Howard County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Alberton is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Alberton was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities near Alberton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2014<5>
Baltimore   [Map]   622,793   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Brookeville   [Map]   138   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Catonsville   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Font Hill Village   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Frederick Village   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Laurel   [Map]   26,160   S   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alberton.

Communities Also Named Alberton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Alberton - they are located in Alabama, Montana, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Tennessee.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alberton. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alberton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alberton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alberton:

Websites for Alberton ...

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Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Alberton no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Howard County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Howard County

While Alberton is historic, the Panormaio website has a photo collection that might have pictures from the area where Alberton was located:

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Alberton and then turned east". While Alberton could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Alberton as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Alberton could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Alberton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alberton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Alberton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alberton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alberton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3176, Longitude: -76.8136     [Map]. The coordinates for Alberton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alberton.

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alberton.


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