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Welcome to Alvira ...

So far, we have found very little information about Alvira. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

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


Alvira would have been located within present day Union County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Alvira, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Alvira.

The community of Alvira was previously named Wisetown.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Alvira is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Alvira would have been located in the (570) area code.

Adding Alvira to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alvira in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alvira was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alvira on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alvira on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Alvira ...

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

  • Williamsport [Lycoming County]
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    • Williamsport [Lycoming County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Alvira
    • Estimated population in 2019: 28,186 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsport<6>
  • Milton [Northumberland County]
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    • Milton [Northumberland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Alvira
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,595 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • South Williamsport [Lycoming County]
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    • South Williamsport [Lycoming County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Alvira
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,068 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Williamsport have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Williamsport<6>
  • Lewisburg [Union County]
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    • Lewisburg [Union County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Alvira
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,708 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Montoursville [Lycoming County]
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      • Montoursville [Lycoming County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Alvira
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montoursville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montoursville<6>
    • Northumberland [Northumberland County]
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      • Northumberland [Northumberland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Alvira
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,607 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northumberland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northumberland<6>
    • Mifflinburg [Union County]
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      • Mifflinburg [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Alvira
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mifflinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mifflinburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mifflinburg<6>
    • Muncy [Lycoming County]
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      • Muncy [Lycoming County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Alvira
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,412 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muncy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muncy<6>
    • Watsontown [Northumberland County]
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      • Watsontown [Northumberland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Alvira
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,252 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watsontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watsontown<6>
    • Hughesville [Lycoming County]
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      • Hughesville [Lycoming County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Alvira
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,029 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hughesville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hughesville<6>

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Pennsylvania

About Union County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Union County: www.unionco.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Alvira, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Union, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alvira - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alvira) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alvira. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlviraOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alvira. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1340, Longitude: -76.9553       In this case, the coordinates for Alvira have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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