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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>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Alger, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

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

Alger is located in the (360) area code.

Communities Also Named Alger ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Mount Vernon
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Anacortes
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Ferndale
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Sedro - Woolley
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Burlington
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • La Conner
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Lyman
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Hamilton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Bow
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)

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.

Adding Alger to Our Gazetteer ...

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Alger was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alger on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Alger.

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

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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 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>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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