Welcome to Algoma ...
Although we found mention of Algoma during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Algoma was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.
We've added Algoma to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Algoma - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Algoma, please Contact Us.
Time Zone: The area where we believe that Algoma might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: EST- Heure Normale de l'Est (HNE), EDT- Heure Avancée de l'Est (HAE).
We believe that Algoma would be found within the (705) and (249)<2> area codes.
Communities Also Named Algoma ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Algoma - they are located in California, Idaho (2), Mississippi, Oregon, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Algoma.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Province of Ontario: www.ontario.ca/
|<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 Algoma and then turned west". While Algoma could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Algoma 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 Algoma 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 . 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>||Area code (249) is an overlay for area code (705). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Algoma.|
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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Algoma.