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Altoona Mines, Virginia

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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.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Altoona Mines is 2,310 feet [704 m] above sea level.<3> 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 ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Altoona Mines and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Dublin   [Map]   2,649   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hilton Village   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Locust Hill   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Max Meadows   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Narrows   [Map]   1,960   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pearisburg   [Map]   2,661   NE   18 miles [29 km]

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

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 Altoona Mines. 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 Altoona Mines. 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 Altoona Mines.

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

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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.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altoona Mines - 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 '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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Altoona Mines have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Altoona Mines.

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