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Algoma, West Virginia

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Welcome to Algoma ...

Algoma is located in McDowell County.

Algoma is 1,730 feet [527 m] above sea level.<1>.

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

Area codes for Algoma: (304) & (681)<2>

Communities near Algoma ...

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

Community   2016<4>
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,968   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   376   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   10,191   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Davy   [Map]   372   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Gary   [Map]   866   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mullens   [Map]   1,439   N   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Algoma ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Algoma - they are located in California, Idaho (2), Mississippi, Ontario, Oregon, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

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 Algoma. 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 Algoma. 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 Algoma.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Algoma ...

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Algoma. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Algoma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Algoma.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Algoma. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Algoma) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Algoma. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4190, Longitude: -81.4259     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Algoma 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 Algoma.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Algoma.