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Welcome to Alva ...

Although we found mention of Alva during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Alva 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 Alva to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Alva, please Contact Us.


Time Zone: The area where we believe that Alva 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 Alva would be found within the (450) & (579)<2> area codes.

Communities Also Named Alva ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Alva - they are located in Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Oklahoma, Ontario, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Alva ...

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

  • Cowansville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowansville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowansville
    • Cowansville lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Alva
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowansville
  • Bromont
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bromont came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bromont
    • Bromont lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Alva
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bromont
  • Lac Brome
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lac Brome came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lac Brome
    • Lac Brome lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the north of Alva
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lac Brome
  • Dunham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunham came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunham
    • Dunham lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Alva
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunham
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newport [Orleans County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Orleans County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Alva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,957 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Enosburg [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enosburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enosburg
      • Enosburg [Franklin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Alva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,782 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enosburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enosburg<6>
    • Brigham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brigham came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brigham
      • Brigham lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Alva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brigham
    • Richford [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richford have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richford
      • Richford [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Alva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,296 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richford
    • Sheldon [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheldon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
      • Sheldon [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Alva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,222 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon
    • Potton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potton came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potton
      • Potton lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Alva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potton

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alva ...

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

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The official website for Province of Quebec: https://www.quebec.ca/

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 north past Alva and then turned east". While Alva could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Alva 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Alva 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Area code (579) is an overlay for area code (450).
<3>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alva) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alva. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0650, Longitude: -72.6436    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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