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Welcome to Alcove ...

Alcove is located in Albany County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Alcove, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1881.

Alcove is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Alcove: (518)

The ZIP code for Alcove: 12007<3>

Communities Also Named Alcove ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Alcove - they are located in Georgia, Nebraska and Quebec.

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

Communities near Alcove ...

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

  • Albany
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Rensselaer
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rensselaer have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rensselaer is located in Rensselaer County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,142 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rensselaer
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Rensselaer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rensselaer <4>
  • Colonie
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonie have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Colonie is located in Albany County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,564 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonie
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Colonie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colonie <4>
  • Hudson
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Menands
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Catskill
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catskill have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Catskill is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,815 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catskill
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Catskill
  • Ravena
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
  • Voorheesville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Voorheesville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Voorheesville is located in Albany County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,750 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Voorheesville
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Voorheesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Voorheesville <4>
  • Coxsackie
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Valatie
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alcove ...

Looking for more information about Alcove? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alcove, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alcove.

Adding Alcove to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alcove 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 Alcove was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Alcove post office opened in 1881.

We also found Alcove in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Alcove.

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

The official website for Albany County: www.albanycounty.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Albany, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alcove - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Alcove). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alcove or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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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