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Welcome to Altavista ...

The town of Altavista is located in Campbell County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Altavista has a population of 3,414 people<3> (see below for details).

Altavista is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Altavista: (434)

Websites for Altavista ...

Official Website: www.ci.altavista.va.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Altavista had an population of 3,414 people. This is a decrease of 1.04% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.32% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Altavista had a population of 3,450 people (which is 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 (with a count of 3,425 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Altavista ...

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

  • Radford [Bedford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
    • Radford [Bedford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Altavista
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
  • Bedford [Bedford City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford
    • Bedford [Bedford City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Altavista
    • Estimated population for 2018: 6,585 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford
  • Gretna [Pittsylvania County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gretna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gretna
    • Gretna [Pittsylvania County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Altavista
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,205 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gretna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gretna
  • Brookneal [Campbell County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookneal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookneal
    • Brookneal [Campbell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Altavista
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,100 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookneal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookneal
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Renan [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renan
      • Renan [Pittsylvania County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Altavista
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renan
    • Pittsville [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsville
      • Pittsville [Pittsylvania County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Altavista
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsville
    • Timberlake [Campbell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberlake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberlake
      • Timberlake [Campbell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Altavista
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberlake
    • Rustburg [Campbell County]
    • Forest [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Bedford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Altavista
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest
    • Markham [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markham
      • Markham [Pittsylvania County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Altavista
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markham

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Altavista.

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

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Virginia

About Campbell County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Altavista: www.ci.altavista.va.us/

The official website for Campbell County: www.co.campbell.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 Campbell, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Altavista.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altavista - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 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 for our own planning, 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       In this case, the coordinates for Altavista have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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