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Welcome to Alta ...

Alta is located in Fayette County<1>.

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

Alta is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Alta: (304) & (681)<4>

Communities Also Named Alta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Alta: This one is located in Fayette County and the other is located in Greenbrier County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 21 communities that are also named Alta - they are located in Alabama, California (2), Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Montana (2), North Dakota, Ohio (2), Tennessee, Utah (2) and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Alta ...

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

  • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,098 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<6>
  • Summersville [Nicholas County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
    • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,274 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<6>
  • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
  • Montgomery [Fayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
    • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,508 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Chesapeake [Kanawha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
      • Chesapeake [Kanawha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,414 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,305 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<6>
    • Belle [Kanawha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle
      • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle<6>
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 907 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 833 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alta ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alta. 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 Fayette, 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 Alta - 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 '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- Alta) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2073, Longitude: -81.1773       In this case, the coordinates for Alta 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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