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Alhambra, Virginia
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Welcome to Alhambra ...

Alhambra is located in Amherst County<1>.

The location of Alhambra has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Alhambra refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Alhambran<3>

Alhambra is 1,310 feet [399 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Alhambra lies within the (434) area code.

Adding Alhambra 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 Alhambra 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 Alhambra 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 Alhambra on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Alhambra ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Alhambra: This one is located in Amherst County and the other is located in Nelson County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 11 communities that are also named Alhambra - they are located in Alberta, Arizona, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

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

Communities near Alhambra ...

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

  • Lexington [Lexington City]
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    • Lexington [Lexington City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Alhambra
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,446 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<6>
  • Buena Vista [Buena Vista City]
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    • Buena Vista [Buena Vista City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Alhambra
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,478 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buena Vista<6>
  • Amherst [Amherst County]
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    • Amherst [Amherst County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Alhambra
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,180 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amherst<6>
  • Lowesville [Amherst County]
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    • Massies Mill [Nelson County]
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      • Massies Mill [Nelson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Alhambra
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    • Jonesboro [Nelson County]
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      • Jonesboro [Nelson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Alhambra
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    • Colleen [Nelson County]
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      • Colleen [Nelson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Alhambra
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    • Forks of Buffalo [Amherst County]
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      • Forks of Buffalo [Amherst County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Alhambra
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    • Marlbrook [Rockbridge County]
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      • Marlbrook [Rockbridge County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Alhambra
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    • Steeles Tavern [Augusta 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 Alhambra. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alhambra.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alhambra ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Amherst, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Alhambra refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Alhambra may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alhambra - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Alhambra) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alhambra. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7868, Longitude: -79.0897       In this case, the coordinates for Alhambra have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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