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Welcome to Alleghany ...

Alleghany is located in Alleghany County<1>.

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

Alleghany is 2,060 feet [628 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Alleghany lies within the (540) area code.

Adding Alleghany 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 Alleghany 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 Alleghany elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Alleghany ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Alleghany - they are located in California, Kentucky and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Alleghany ...

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

  • Covington [Covington City]
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    • Covington [Covington City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Alleghany
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,538 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<5>
  • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
    • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Alleghany
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,807 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<5>
  • White Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County]
  • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronceverte
    • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Alleghany
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,670 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronceverte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronceverte<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Union [Monroe County]
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      • Union [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Alleghany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 540 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falling Spring
      • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Alleghany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falling Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Spring
    • New Castle [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
      • New Castle [Craig County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Alleghany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<5>
    • Wild Meadow [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wild Meadow
      • Wild Meadow [Greenbrier County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Alleghany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wild Meadow
    • Anthony [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anthony
      • Anthony [Greenbrier County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Alleghany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anthony
    • Fairlea [Greenbrier 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 Alleghany. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alleghany.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alleghany ...

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

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About Alleghany County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Alleghany County: www.co.alleghany.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 Alleghany, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alleghany - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alleghany) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alleghany. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7473, Longitude: -80.2403       In this case, the coordinates for Alleghany have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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