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Welcome to Algoma ...

Algoma is located in Franklin County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Algoma, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

Algoma is 1,420 feet [433 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Algoma is located in the (540) area code.

Communities Also Named Algoma ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 8 communities that are also named Algoma - they are located in California, Idaho (2), Mississippi, Ontario, Oregon, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Algoma ...

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

  • Roanoke
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Salem
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem is located in Salem City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,340 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem <3>
  • Christiansburg
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Vinton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Rocky Mount
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Floyd
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Boones Mill
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Bent Mountain
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
  • Simpsons
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpsons
    • Simpsons is located in Floyd County
  • Gogginsville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gogginsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gogginsville
    • Gogginsville is located in Franklin 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 Algoma. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Algoma.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Algoma ...

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

Adding Algoma to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Algoma was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Algoma on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Algoma.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Franklin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Algoma - 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.


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