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Welcome to Almira ...

Almira is located in Wise County<1>.

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

Almira is 1,630 feet [497 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Almira is within the boundaries of the (276) area code.

Adding Almira 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 Almira 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 Almira 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 Almira on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Almira ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Almira - they are located in Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Ontario, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.

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

Communities near Almira ...

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

  • Norton [Norton City]
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    • Norton [Norton City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Almira
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,981 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norton<5>
  • Wise [Wise County]
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    • Wise [Wise County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Almira
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,906 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wise
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wise<5>
  • Coeburn [Wise County]
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    • Coeburn [Wise County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Almira
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,845 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coeburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coeburn<5>
  • Whitesburg [Letcher County]
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    • Whitesburg [Letcher County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Almira
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,843 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesburg<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Appalachia [Wise County]
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      • Appalachia [Wise County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Almira
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,533 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Appalachia<5>
    • Clintwood [Dickenson County]
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      • Clintwood [Dickenson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Almira
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,284 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clintwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clintwood<5>
    • Elkhorn City [Pike County]
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      • Elkhorn City [Pike County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Almira
      • Estimated population in 2019: 890 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhorn City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkhorn City<5>
    • Fleming-Neon [Letcher County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleming-Neon
      • Fleming-Neon [Letcher County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Almira
      • Estimated population in 2019: 677 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleming-Neon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fleming-Neon
    • Pippa Passes [Knott County]
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      • Pippa Passes [Knott County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Almira
      • Estimated population in 2019: 659 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pippa Passes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pippa Passes
    • Wheelwright [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheelwright
      • Wheelwright [Floyd County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Almira
      • Estimated population in 2019: 503 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheelwright have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheelwright

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 Almira. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Almira.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Almira ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Virginia

About Wise County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wise County: www.wisecounty.org/

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 Wise, 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 Almira - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Almira) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Almira. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1420, Longitude: -82.6221       In this case, the coordinates for Almira 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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