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Altavista, Virginia

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Welcome to Altavista ...

The town of Altavista is located in Campbell County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Altavista has a population of 3,468 people<1> (see below for details).

Altavista is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Altavista is within the boundaries of the (434) area code.

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Altavista had an population of 3,468 people. This is an increase of 0.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.26% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Altavista ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<3>.

Community   2016
Bedford   [Map]   6,615   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Brookneal   [Map]   1,116   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Forest   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gretna   [Map]   1,237   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lowry   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Altavista. We make it easy to see an overhead 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: www.ci.altavista.va.us/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Altavista, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Altavista.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Altavista. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Cities, Towns and Villages of 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: www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Altavista. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Altavista

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altavista. The point that we are using 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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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Altavista.