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1890 Communities Near Alta ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Alta had a post office and no railroad service.

  • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderson
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Alta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 663 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,111 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alderson had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<3>
  • Asbury [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asbury
    • Asbury [Greenbrier County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Alta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 124 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Asbury had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Asbury have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asbury<3>
  • Blaker Mills [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaker Mills
    • Blaker Mills [Greenbrier County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Alta
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blaker Mills had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blaker Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaker Mills
  • Caldwell [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caldwell
    • Caldwell [Greenbrier County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Alta
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Caldwell had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caldwell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caldwell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caldwell<3>
  • Clintonville [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clintonville
    • Clintonville [Greenbrier County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Alta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clintonville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clintonville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clintonville
  • Dawson [Greenbrier County]
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    • Dawson [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Alta
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dawson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dawson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
  • Dennis [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dennis
    • Dennis [Greenbrier County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Alta
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dennis had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dennis have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dennis
  • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falling Spring
    • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Alta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 55 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Falling Spring had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falling Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Spring
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    • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County]
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      • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Alta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 151 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Spring had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Spring
    • Frankford [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankford
      • Frankford [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Alta
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Frankford had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Friars Hill [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friars Hill
      • Friars Hill [Greenbrier County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Alta
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Friars Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Grassy Meadows [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy Meadows
      • Grassy Meadows [Greenbrier County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Alta
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grassy Meadows had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassy Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassy Meadows
    • Hughart [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughart
      • Hughart [Greenbrier County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Alta
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hughart had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hughart have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughart
    • Lawn [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawn
      • Lawn [Greenbrier County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Alta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lawn had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawn
    • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County]
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      • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Alta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,016 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,766 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lewisburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<3>
    • Meadow Bluff [Greenbrier County]
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      • Meadow Bluff [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Alta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Meadow Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Bluff
    • Nickells Mill [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nickells Mill
      • Nickells Mill [Monroe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Alta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Nickells Mill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nickells Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nickells Mill
    • Patton [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patton
      • Patton [Greenbrier County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Alta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Patton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patton
    • Richlands [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richlands
      • Richlands [Greenbrier County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Alta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 14 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Richlands had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richlands
    • Rockland [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Alta
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rockland had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
    • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronceverte
      • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Alta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 481 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,649 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ronceverte had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronceverte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronceverte<3>
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
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      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 880 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rupert had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<3>
    • Santifee [Summers County] - Historic
      • While Santifee was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santifee
      • Santifee [Summers County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Alta
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Santifee had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santifee have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Whitcomb [Greenbrier County] - Historic
      • While Whitcomb was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitcomb
      • Whitcomb [Greenbrier County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Alta
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Whitcomb had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitcomb have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Williamsburg [Greenbrier County]
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      • Williamsburg [Greenbrier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Alta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 154 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Williamsburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<3>

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Alta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 37.8696, Longitude: -80.5429       In this case, the coordinates for Alta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.




 

 

 


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