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Welcome to Alger ...

Alger is located in Skagit County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Alger: AL-jer<3>

Alger is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Alger lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Alger: (360)

Adding Alger 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 Alger 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 Alger 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 Alger on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Alger ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Alger - they are located in Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana and Ohio.

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

Communities near Alger ...

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

  • Bellingham [Whatcom County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellingham
    • Bellingham [Whatcom County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Alger
    • Estimated population in 2019: 92,314 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellingham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellingham<6>
  • Mount Vernon [Skagit County]
  • Anacortes [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anacortes
    • Anacortes [Skagit County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Alger
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,527 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anacortes
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anacortes<6>
  • Ferndale [Whatcom County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferndale
    • Ferndale [Whatcom County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Alger
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,897 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferndale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferndale<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sedro-Woolley [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sedro-Woolley
      • Sedro-Woolley [Skagit County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Alger
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,072 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedro-Woolley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sedro-Woolley<6>
    • Burlington [Skagit County]
    • La Conner [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Conner
      • La Conner [Skagit County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Alger
      • Estimated population in 2019: 949 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Conner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Conner<6>
    • Lyman [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Skagit County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Alger
      • Estimated population in 2019: 473 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<6>
    • Hamilton [Skagit County]
    • Bow [Skagit 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 Alger. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alger.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alger ...

Looking for more information about Alger? 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 Alger, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alger.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Washington

About Skagit County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Skagit County: www.skagitcounty.net/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Skagit, 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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Alger. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alger - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alger) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alger. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alger

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alger. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.6198, Longitude: -122.3413       In this case, the coordinates for Alger have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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