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Welcome to Alba ...

The town of Alba is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

Alba is located in Wood County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alba has a population of 544 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Alba is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alba lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Alba: (903) and (430)<4>

The ZIP code for Alba: 75410<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alba had an population of 544 people. This is an increase of 7.94% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alba had a population of 504 people. This makes Alba the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 504 people, the population of Alba increased 17.21% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 430 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alba.

Communities Also Named Alba ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 9 communities that are also named Alba - they are located in California, Michigan, Missouri, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Alba ...

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

  • Mineola
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Grand Saline
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Van
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van
    • Van is located in Van Zandt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,778 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Van
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Van <6>
  • Quitman
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Edgewood
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Emory
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
  • East Tawakoni
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Tawakoni have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Tawakoni
    • East Tawakoni is located in Rains County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 991 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on East Tawakoni
  • Point
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Fruitvale
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Yantis
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yantis have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yantis
    • Yantis is located in Wood County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 425 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Yantis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yantis <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 Alba. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alba.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alba ...

Looking for more information about Alba? 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 Alba, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alba.

Adding Alba to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alba 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 Alba was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Alba in the book titled .<8> From that list, the Alba post office opened in 1881.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Alba.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alba. 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 Texas' counties, including Wood, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alba.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alba - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (430) is an overlay for area code (903).
<5>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 town (such as Alba). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alba or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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