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Altavista, Virginia

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Welcome to Altavista ...

The town of Altavista is located in Campbell County.

The location of Altavista has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Altavista has a population of 3,422 people<2> (see below for details).

Altavista is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Altavista: (434)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Altavista had a population of 3,450 people (or 6.29% of the total population of Campbell County). This makes Altavista the county's most populous community.

The population of Altavista represents 0.04% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 76th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,450 people, the population of Altavista has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,425 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Altavista had an population of 3,422 people. This is a decrease of 0.81% since the 2010 Census.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Altavista.

Communities near Altavista ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Altavista and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017
Bedford   [Map]   6,536   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Brookneal   [Map]   1,103   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Forest   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gretna   [Map]   1,213   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Markham   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pittsville   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Altavista.

Communities Also Named Altavista ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Altavista - it's located in Georgia.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Altavista. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Altavista. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Altavista.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Altavista:

Websites for Altavista ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altavista ...

Looking for more information about Altavista? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Altavista, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Altavista.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Altavista:

The official website for Campbell County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Altavista.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altavista - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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- Altavista) 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 Altavista. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Altavista

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altavista. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1229, Longitude: -79.2858     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Altavista have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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