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Welcome to Alden ...

Alden is located in King George County<1>.

Alden is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Alden is located in the (540) area code.

Adding Alden 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 Alden in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Alden elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alden on a Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Alden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Alden - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Alden ...

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

  • La Plata [Charles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Plata
    • La Plata [Charles County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the north of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,631 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Plata have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Plata
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Plata<5>
  • Colonial Beach [Westmoreland County]
  • Montross [Westmoreland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montross
    • Montross [Westmoreland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southeast of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 390 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montross
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montross<5>
  • Port Royal [Caroline County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Royal
    • Port Royal [Caroline County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 206 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Royal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Royal<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Port Tobacco Village [Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Tobacco Village
      • Port Tobacco Village [Charles County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the north of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Tobacco Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Tobacco Village
    • Dahlgren [King George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dahlgren
      • Dahlgren [King George County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the north of Alden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dahlgren have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dahlgren
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dahlgren<5>
    • Monroe Hall [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe Hall
      • Monroe Hall [Westmoreland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Alden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe Hall
    • Ambar [King George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ambar
      • Ambar [King George County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Alden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ambar
    • Morgantown [Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgantown
      • Morgantown [Charles County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Alden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
    • Arnolds Corner [King George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnolds Corner
      • Arnolds Corner [King George County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Alden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnolds Corner

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alden ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About King George County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for King George County: www.king-george.va.us/

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 King George, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 from Point A (ie- Alden) 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 Alden. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2743, Longitude: -77.0716    
<4>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.
<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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