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Welcome to Alden ...

Alden is located in King George County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Alden, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1875.

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 within the (540) area code.

Communities Also Named Alden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Plata
    • La Plata is located in Charles County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,800 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Plata <3>
  • Colonial Beach
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
  • Montross
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Port Royal
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Port Tobacco Village
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Port Tobacco Village
    • Port Tobacco Village is located in Charles County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15 people
  • Dahlgren
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Dahlgren
    • Dahlgren is located in King George County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dahlgren <3>
  • Monroe Hall
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe Hall
    • Monroe Hall is located in Westmoreland County
  • Shiloh
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
    • Shiloh is located in King George County
  • Weedonville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weedonville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weedonville
    • Weedonville is located in King George County
  • Hampstead
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampstead have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampstead
    • Hampstead is located in King George County

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.

Adding Alden to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alden in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Alden was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Alden post office opened in 1875.

We also found Alden in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Alden.

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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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