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Welcome to Altoona Mines ...

So far, we have found very little information about Altoona Mines. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Altoona Mines to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Altoona Mines, please Contact Us.


Altoona Mines would have been located within present day Pulaski County<2>.

The location of Altoona Mines has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Altoona Mines is 2,310 feet [704 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Altoona Mines is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Altoona Mines was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Altoona Mines would have been located in the (540) area code.

Communities near Altoona Mines ...

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

  • Radford [Radford City]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Radford [Radford City] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Altoona Mines
    • Estimated population for 2018: 18,339 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radford
  • Pulaski [Pulaski County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulaski have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulaski
    • Pulaski [Pulaski County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Altoona Mines
    • Estimated population for 2018: 8,726 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pulaski
  • Wytheville [Wythe County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wytheville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wytheville [Wythe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Altoona Mines
    • Estimated population for 2018: 7,941 people
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  • Pearisburg [Giles County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearisburg
    • Pearisburg [Giles County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Altoona Mines
    • Estimated population for 2018: 2,655 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dublin [Pulaski County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Dublin [Pulaski County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Altoona Mines
      • Estimated population for 2018: 2,595 people
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    • Narrows [Giles County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
      • Narrows [Giles County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Altoona Mines
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,964 people
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    • Oakvale [Mercer County]
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      • Oakvale [Mercer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Altoona Mines
      • Estimated population for 2018: 112 people
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    • Hilton Village [Pulaski County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilton Village
      • Hilton Village [Pulaski County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Altoona Mines
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    • Locust Hill [Wythe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Hill
      • Locust Hill [Wythe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Altoona Mines
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    • Max Meadows [Wythe 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 Altoona Mines. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Altoona Mines.

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

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

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About Pulaski County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pulaski County: www.pulaskicounty.org/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Altoona Mines, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Pulaski, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altoona Mines - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Altoona Mines) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altoona Mines. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0821, Longitude: -80.8684       In this case, the coordinates for Altoona Mines have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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