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Welcome to Alum Wells ...

Alum Wells is located in Washington County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Alum Wells: Alum Wls.

Alum Wells is 1,430 feet [436 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Alum Wells: (276)

Adding Alum Wells to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Alum Wells in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Alum Wells elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alum Wells on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Alum Wells ...

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

  • Collingwood [Sullivan County]
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    • Collingwood [Sullivan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Alum Wells
    • Estimated population in 2014: 48,655 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collingwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collingwood<5>
  • Bristol [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
    • Bristol [Sullivan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Alum Wells
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,987 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<5>
  • Bristol [Bristol City]
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    • Bristol [Bristol City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Alum Wells
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,762 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<5>
  • Cross [Sullivan County]
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    • Cross [Sullivan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Alum Wells
    • Estimated population in 2014: 11,330 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mill Point [Sullivan County]
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      • Mill Point [Sullivan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Alum Wells
      • Estimated population in 2014: 11,080 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Point
    • Abingdon [Washington County]
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      • Abingdon [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Alum Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,867 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abingdon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon
    • Harrtown [Sullivan County]
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      • Harrtown [Sullivan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Alum Wells
      • Estimated population in 2014: 4,365 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrtown
    • Lebanon [Russell County]
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      • Lebanon [Russell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Alum Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<5>
    • Blountville [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blountville
      • Blountville [Sullivan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Alum Wells
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,074 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blountville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blountville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blountville<5>
    • Hunter Hills [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Hills
      • Hunter Hills [Sullivan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Alum Wells
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,854 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Hills

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alum Wells ...

Looking for more information about Alum Wells? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alum Wells, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alum Wells.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About Washington County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alum Wells. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Washington County: www.washcova.com/

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 Washington, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alum Wells - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 from Point A (ie- Alum Wells) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alum Wells. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7579, Longitude: -82.1835       In this case, the coordinates for Alum Wells have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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