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Welcome to Alcoma ...

Alcoma is located in Buckingham County<1>.

Alcoma is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Alcoma lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alcoma is located in the (434) area code.

Adding Alcoma to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Alcoma in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Alcoma elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Alcoma ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Alcoma - it's located in Florida.

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

Communities near Alcoma ...

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

  • Appomattox [Appomattox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appomattox
    • Appomattox [Appomattox County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southwest of Alcoma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,794 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appomattox
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Appomattox<4>
  • Scottsville [Albemarle County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsville
    • Scottsville [Albemarle County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the north of Alcoma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 618 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsville<4>
  • Dillwyn [Buckingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillwyn
    • Dillwyn [Buckingham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the east of Alcoma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 442 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillwyn have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillwyn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillwyn<4>
  • Toga [Buckingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toga
    • Toga [Buckingham County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Alcoma
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toga
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Axtell [Buckingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Axtell
      • Axtell [Buckingham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the north of Alcoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axtell
    • Curdsville [Buckingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curdsville
      • Curdsville [Buckingham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Alcoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curdsville
    • Gold Hill [Buckingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Hill
      • Gold Hill [Buckingham County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Alcoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
    • Gladstone [Nelson County]
    • Guinea Mills [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guinea Mills
      • Guinea Mills [Cumberland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Alcoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guinea Mills
    • Trents Mill [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trents Mill
      • Trents Mill [Cumberland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the east of Alcoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trents Mill

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alcoma ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Buckingham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alcoma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alcoma) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alcoma. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alcoma

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alcoma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5493, Longitude: -78.5926    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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