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Our Genealogy Helper for Algoma ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Algoma (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Algoma. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Algoma is located in Franklin County.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Bedford, Floyd, Henry, Patrick, Pittsylvania & Roanoke.

Below are the counties that are near Algoma. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Algoma:

  • Franklin County     (The home county of Algoma)
    • Boones Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boones Mill
      • Boones Mill [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boones Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boones Mill<2>
    • Ferrum [Franklin County]
    • Barfoot [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barfoot
      • Barfoot [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barfoot
    • Rocky Mount [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
      • Rocky Mount [Franklin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<2>
    • Burnt Chimney [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Chimney
      • Burnt Chimney [Franklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Chimney
    • Henry [Franklin County]
    • Sydnorsville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sydnorsville
      • Sydnorsville [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sydnorsville
    • Westlake Corner [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westlake Corner
      • Westlake Corner [Franklin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westlake Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlake Corner
    • Union Hall [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hall
      • Union Hall [Franklin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Hall<2>
    • North Shore [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Shore
      • North Shore [Franklin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Shore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Shore
    • Penhook [Franklin County]
    • Laprades Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laprades Mill
      • Laprades Mill [Franklin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laprades Mill
  • Bedford City
    • Bedford [Bedford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford
      • Bedford [Bedford City] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<2>
  • Bedford County
    • Chamblissburg [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamblissburg
      • Chamblissburg [Bedford County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamblissburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamblissburg
    • Radford [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
      • Radford [Bedford County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
    • Moneta [Bedford County]
    • Montvale [Bedford County]
    • Villamont [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villamont
      • Villamont [Bedford County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villamont
  • Botetourt County
    • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Tree Village
      • Apple Tree Village [Botetourt County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Tree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Tree Village
    • Cloverdale [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Botetourt County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloverdale<2>
    • Runaway Village [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Runaway Village
      • Runaway Village [Botetourt County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Runaway Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Runaway Village
    • Laymantown [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laymantown
      • Laymantown [Botetourt County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laymantown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laymantown
    • Daleville [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville [Botetourt County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville<2>
    • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge [Botetourt County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ridge<2>
    • Troutville [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutville
      • Troutville [Botetourt County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutville<2>
    • Fincastle [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fincastle
      • Fincastle [Botetourt County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fincastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fincastle<2>
    • Buchanan [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buchanan
      • Buchanan [Botetourt County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<2>
  • Carroll County
  • Craig County
    • Abbott [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Craig County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
    • Huffman [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huffman
      • Huffman [Craig County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffman
    • Simmonsville [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simmonsville
      • Simmonsville [Craig County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simmonsville
    • New Castle [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
      • New Castle [Craig County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<2>
    • Captain [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Captain
      • Captain [Craig County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Captain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Captain
  • Floyd County
    • Simpsons [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpsons
      • Simpsons [Floyd County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpsons
    • Terrys Fork [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrys Fork
      • Terrys Fork [Floyd County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrys Fork
    • Pizarro [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pizarro
      • Pizarro [Floyd County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pizarro
    • Poff [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poff
      • Poff [Floyd County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poff
    • Floyd [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floyd
      • Floyd [Floyd County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floyd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Floyd<2>
    • Sowers [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sowers
      • Sowers [Floyd County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sowers
  • Giles County
    • Newport [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Giles County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Pembroke [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Giles County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,077 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<2>
    • Pearisburg [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearisburg
      • Pearisburg [Giles County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearisburg<2>
  • Henry County
    • Oak Level [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Level
      • Oak Level [Henry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Level have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Level
    • Bassett [Henry County]
    • Reed Creek Village [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed Creek Village
      • Reed Creek Village [Henry County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed Creek Village
    • Stanleytown [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanleytown
      • Stanleytown [Henry County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanleytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanleytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanleytown<2>
    • Fieldale [Henry County]
    • Collinsville [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [Henry County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<2>
    • Villa Heights [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villa Heights
      • Villa Heights [Henry County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Villa Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villa Heights
    • Preston [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preston
      • Preston [Henry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston
    • Laurel Park [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Park
      • Laurel Park [Henry County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
    • Horse Pasture [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Pasture
      • Horse Pasture [Henry County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Pasture
    • Ridgeway [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Henry County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<2>
  • Martinsville City
    • Martinsville [Martinsville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsville
      • Martinsville [Martinsville City] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,355 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsville<2>
  • Montgomery County
    • Shawsville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawsville
      • Shawsville [Montgomery County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawsville<2>
    • Elliston [Montgomery County]
    • Pilot [Montgomery County]
    • Oak Grove [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Montgomery County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Old Farm Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Farm Village
      • Old Farm Village [Montgomery County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Farm Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Farm Village
    • Rogers [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers
      • Rogers [Montgomery County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers
    • Raintree Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raintree Village
      • Raintree Village [Montgomery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raintree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree Village
    • Ellett [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellett
      • Ellett [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellett
    • Christiansburg [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christiansburg
      • Christiansburg [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,399 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christiansburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christiansburg<2>
    • Riner [Montgomery County]
    • Merrimac [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrimac
      • Merrimac [Montgomery County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrimac have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrimac
    • Blacksburg [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
      • Blacksburg [Montgomery County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,074 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<2>
  • Patrick County
    • Elamsville [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elamsville
      • Elamsville [Patrick County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elamsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elamsville
    • Meadows of Dan [Patrick County]
    • Critz [Patrick County]
    • Patrick Springs [Patrick County]
    • Stella [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stella
      • Stella [Patrick County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stella
    • Stuart [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stuart
      • Stuart [Patrick County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,261 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stuart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stuart<2>
    • Ararat [Patrick County]
  • Pittsylvania County
    • Gretna [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gretna
      • Gretna [Pittsylvania County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,179 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gretna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gretna<2>
  • Pulaski County
    • Fairlawn [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairlawn
      • Fairlawn [Pulaski County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairlawn
    • Parrott [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrott
      • Parrott [Pulaski County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrott
    • Dublin [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
      • Dublin [Pulaski County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,578 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin<2>
    • Pulaski [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulaski
      • Pulaski [Pulaski County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulaski have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pulaski
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pulaski<2>
  • Radford City
    • Mill Village [Radford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Village
      • Mill Village [Radford City] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Village
    • Radford Village [Radford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford Village
      • Radford Village [Radford City] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford Village
    • Simpkins Village [Radford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpkins Village
      • Simpkins Village [Radford City] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpkins Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpkins Village
    • Radford [Radford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
      • Radford [Radford City] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radford<2>
    • Sunset Village [Radford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Village
      • Sunset Village [Radford City] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Village
    • New Town [Radford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Radford City] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
  • Roanoke City
    • Garden City [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Roanoke City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Roanoke [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
      • Roanoke [Roanoke City] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99,058 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<2>
    • Buena Vista [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Roanoke City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Roanoke County
    • Bent Mountain [Roanoke County]
    • Cave Spring [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Spring
      • Cave Spring [Roanoke County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
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    • Wabun [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wabun
      • Wabun [Roanoke County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wabun
    • Hanging Rock [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanging Rock
      • Hanging Rock [Roanoke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanging Rock
    • Montgomery Village [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery Village
      • Montgomery Village [Roanoke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery Village
    • Vinton [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton [Roanoke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,128 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<2>
    • Hollins [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollins
      • Hollins [Roanoke County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollins<2>
    • Mason Cove [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason Cove
      • Mason Cove [Roanoke County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
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  • Salem City
    • Salem [Salem City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Salem City] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,340 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<2>
    • Sunset Village [Salem City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Village
      • Sunset Village [Salem City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Stokes County (NC)
    • Sandy Ridge [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Ridge
      • Sandy Ridge [Stokes County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy Ridge<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Algoma, see our County-by-County Page for Algoma.

Newspapers Published in Algoma ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Algoma.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Algoma, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Algoma.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Algoma:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Algoma ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Algoma.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Algoma covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Guerrant - Calloway Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Guerrant - Calloway Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Guerrant - Calloway Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guerrant - Calloway Cemetery
  • Waldron - Bowles Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Waldron - Bowles Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Waldron - Bowles Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldron - Bowles Cemetery
  • King Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the King Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the King Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on King Cemetery
  • Prices Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Prices Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Johnson - Mills Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Johnson - Mills Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Webster - Wyatt Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Webster - Wyatt Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Webster - Wyatt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Wimmers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wimmers Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wimmers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wimmers Cemetery
    • Wilson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Cemetery
    • Beckner Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beckner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jamison - Prillaman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jamison - Prillaman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jamison - Prillaman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hollands Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hollands Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hollands Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Logan - Holland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Logan - Holland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Logan - Holland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Miller Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller Cemetery
    • Walters Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Watson Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Watson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watson Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Algoma had a population of 18 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Algoma, with the one closest to Algoma listed first.

  • Algoma [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
    • Algoma [Franklin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Algoma
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Algoma had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
  • Junta [Franklin County] - Historic
    • While Junta was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junta
    • Junta [Franklin County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Junta had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Callaway [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Callaway
    • Callaway [Franklin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 79 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Callaway had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Callaway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Callaway
  • Copper Hill [Floyd County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copper Hill
    • Copper Hill [Floyd County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Copper Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copper Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copper Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Copper Hill<2>
  • Simpsons [Floyd County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpsons
    • Simpsons [Floyd County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 77 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Simpsons had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpsons
  • Bent Mountain [Roanoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Mountain
    • Bent Mountain [Roanoke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bent Mountain had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bent Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bent Mountain<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Hickman [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickman
      • Hickman [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hickman had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickman
    • Naff [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naff
      • Naff [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Naff had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Naff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naff
    • Airpoint [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airpoint
      • Airpoint [Roanoke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Airpoint had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airpoint have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airpoint
    • Gogginsville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gogginsville
      • Gogginsville [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gogginsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gogginsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gogginsville
    • Boones Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boones Mill
      • Boones Mill [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 233 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Boones Mill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boones Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boones Mill<2>
    • Terrys Fork [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrys Fork
      • Terrys Fork [Floyd County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Terrys Fork had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrys Fork
    • Pizarro [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pizarro
      • Pizarro [Floyd County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Algoma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pizarro had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pizarro
    • Poages Mill [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poages Mill
      • Poages Mill [Roanoke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Poages Mill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poages Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poages Mill
    • Huffville [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huffville
      • Huffville [Floyd County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Huffville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffville

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Algoma. See our List of 1890's Communities around Algoma.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Algoma ...

While our initial data about Algoma came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Algoma in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Algoma.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Algoma:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Algoma. See our Misc Page for Algoma for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Franklin County: www.franklincountyva.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Algoma) 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 Algoma. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlgomaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Algoma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0550, Longitude: -80.0873    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Algoma, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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