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Welcome to Alston ...

Alston is located in Barbour County<1>.

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

Alston is 1,720 feet [524 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Alston: (304) and (681)<4>

Communities Also Named Alston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Alston - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia (2), Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Alston ...

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

  • Elkins [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkins
    • Elkins [Randolph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Alston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,990 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<6>
  • Buckhannon [Upshur County]
  • Philippi [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
    • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Alston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,257 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<6>
  • Parsons [Tucker County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parsons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
    • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Alston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,391 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Beverly [Randolph County]
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      • Beverly [Randolph County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Alston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beverly<6>
    • Junior [Barbour County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junior
      • Junior [Barbour County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the south of Alston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 486 people
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    • Flemington [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flemington
      • Flemington [Taylor County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Alston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flemington
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendricks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Alston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
    • Womelsdorf [Randolph County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Womelsdorf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womelsdorf
      • Womelsdorf [Randolph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Alston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 240 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womelsdorf
    • Hambleton [Tucker County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hambleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hambleton
      • Hambleton [Tucker County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Alston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hambleton

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alston ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Barbour County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Barbour, 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 Alston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alston) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0262, Longitude: -79.9409       In this case, the coordinates for Alston 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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