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Welcome to Palo Alto ...

Palo Alto is located in Highland County.

When the people of Palo Alto refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Palo Altan<1>

Palo Alto is 2,130 feet [649 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Palo Alto is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Palo Alto is located in the (540) area code.

Communities near Palo Alto ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Palo Alto and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Population
DirectionDistance
Bolar   [Map]   ---   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bridgewater   [Map]   6,062   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Briery Branch   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Coakley Town   [Map]   ---   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Monterey   [Map]   138   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ottobine   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Communities Also Named Palo Alto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Palo Alto - they are located in California, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2) and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Palo Alto.

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 Palo Alto. 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 Palo Alto. 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 Palo Alto.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Palo Alto:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Palo Alto ...

Looking for more information about Palo Alto? 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.

Looking for more information about Palo Alto? 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.

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

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Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About Highland County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Highland County: www.highlandcova.org/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Palo Alto refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Palo Alto may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Palo Alto - 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 Palo Alto. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Palo Alto) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palo Alto. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4235, Longitude: -79.3703     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Palo Alto have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Palo Alto.

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