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Welcome to Alco ...

Alco is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

Alco is located in Angelina County<1>.

The location of Alco has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Alco is 280 feet [85 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Alco is located in the (936) area code.

Communities Also Named Alco ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Alco - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Alco ...

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

  • Lufkin [Angelina County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lufkin
    • Lufkin [Angelina County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Alco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,955 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lufkin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lufkin<5>
  • Nacogdoches [Nacogdoches County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nacogdoches
    • Nacogdoches [Nacogdoches County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Alco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,461 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nacogdoches
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nacogdoches<5>
  • Hudson [Angelina County]
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    • Hudson [Angelina County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Alco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,288 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
  • Diboll [Angelina County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diboll
    • Diboll [Angelina County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Alco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,123 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diboll
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diboll<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Huntington [Angelina County]
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      • Huntington [Angelina County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,079 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntington<5>
    • Burke [Angelina County]
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      • Burke [Angelina County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 727 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burke
    • Zavalla [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zavalla
      • Zavalla [Angelina County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zavalla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zavalla<5>
    • Chireno [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chireno
      • Chireno [Nacogdoches County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 378 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chireno
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chireno<5>
    • Broaddus [San Augustine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broaddus
      • Broaddus [San Augustine County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 201 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broaddus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broaddus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broaddus<5>
    • Platt [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Platt
      • Platt [Angelina County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Platt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Platt

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alco ...

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

Adding Alco to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Angelina County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Angelina County: www.angelinacounty.net/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Angelina, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alco - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alco) 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 Alco. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlcoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3521, Longitude: -94.5705       In this case, the coordinates for Alco have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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