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Welcome to Alden Center ...

Alden Center is located in Erie County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Alden Center, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1870.

A typical abbreviation for Alden Center: Alden Ctr. (or less commonly used: Alden Cen., Alden Cent. or Alden Cntr.)

Alden Center is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Alden Center is within the boundaries of the (716) area code.

The ZIP code for Alden Center: 14004<3>

Communities near Alden Center ...

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

  • Buffalo
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • North Tonawanda
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • North Tonawanda is located in Niagara County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,050 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tonawanda
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on North Tonawanda
  • Lockport
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Lackawanna
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Kenmore
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Depew
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Tonawanda
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Batavia
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • Lancaster
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
  • East Aurora
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • East Aurora is located in Erie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,165 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Aurora
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on East Aurora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Aurora <4>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alden Center ...

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

Adding Alden Center to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alden Center 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 Alden Center was in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Alden Center.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Erie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alden Center - 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 Alden Center). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alden Center 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.




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