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Our Genealogy Helper for Alta ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Alta (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Alta. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Alta is located in Greenbrier County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greenbrier County: Alleghany (VA), Bath (VA), Fayette, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Summers & Webster.

Below are the counties that are near Alta. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Alta:

  • Greenbrier County     (The home county of Alta)
    • Richlands [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richlands
      • Richlands [Greenbrier County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richlands
    • Kieffer [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kieffer
      • Kieffer [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kieffer
    • Clendenenville [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clendenenville
      • Clendenenville [Greenbrier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clendenenville
    • Williamsburg [Greenbrier County]
    • Unus [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unus
      • Unus [Greenbrier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unus
    • Crawley [Greenbrier County]
    • Fairlea [Greenbrier County]
    • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
      • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<2>
    • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Spring
      • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Spring
    • Frazier [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frazier
      • Frazier [Greenbrier County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frazier
    • Frankford [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankford
      • Frankford [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankford
    • Sunlight [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunlight
      • Sunlight [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunlight
    • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronceverte
      • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,649 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronceverte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronceverte<2>
  • Fayette County
    • Spring Dale [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Dale
      • Spring Dale [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Dale
    • Maywood [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maywood
      • Maywood [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maywood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
    • Bellwood [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellwood
      • Bellwood [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellwood
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bridge
      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 344 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Bridge
    • Hilton Village [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilton Village
      • Hilton Village [Fayette County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilton Village
    • Clifftop [Fayette County]
    • Lookout [Fayette County]
    • Quinnimont [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinnimont
      • Quinnimont [Fayette County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinnimont
    • Prince [Fayette County]
    • Sewell Knob [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sewell Knob
      • Sewell Knob [Fayette County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Alta
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sewell Knob. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Sewell Knob has also been known as:
      • Swell Knob
    • Stonecliff [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonecliff
      • Stonecliff [Fayette County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Alta
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Stonecliff. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Stonecliff has also been known as:
      • Stone Cliff
    • Clifty [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifty
      • Clifty [Fayette County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifty
    • Rush Run [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rush Run
      • Rush Run [Fayette County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Mercer County
    • Athens [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 890 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<2>
  • Monroe County
    • Hillsdale [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsdale
      • Hillsdale [Monroe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsdale
    • Hollywood [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
      • Hollywood [Monroe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
    • Union [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Ballard [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballard
      • Ballard [Monroe County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballard
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterstown
      • Peterstown [Monroe County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterstown<2>
  • Nicholas County
    • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peaser Junction
      • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alta
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Peaser Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Carl [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carl
      • Carl [Nicholas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carl have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carl
    • Snow Hill [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Nicholas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Tolbert [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolbert
      • Tolbert [Nicholas County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolbert
    • Richwood [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richwood
      • Richwood [Nicholas County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,842 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richwood<2>
    • Odell Town [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odell Town
      • Odell Town [Nicholas County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Alta
      • Odell Town has also been known as:
      • Odell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell Town
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
    • Donald [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donald
      • Donald [Nicholas County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donald have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donald
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigsville<2>
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<2>
    • Tioga [Nicholas County]
  • Pocahontas County
    • Hillsboro [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
      • Hillsboro [Pocahontas County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<2>
    • Watoga [Pocahontas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watoga
      • Watoga [Pocahontas County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watoga have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Buckeye [Pocahontas County]
    • Marlinton [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlinton
      • Marlinton [Pocahontas County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 956 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marlinton<2>
    • Huntersville [Pocahontas County]
  • Raleigh County
    • Royal [Raleigh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal
      • Royal [Raleigh County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Terry [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Raleigh County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
    • Daniels [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniels
      • Daniels [Raleigh County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniels have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniels
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daniels<2>
    • Shady Spring [Raleigh County]
    • Beaver [Raleigh County]
    • Beckley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
      • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,805 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<2>
    • Mabscott [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabscott
      • Mabscott [Raleigh County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabscott have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabscott
    • MacArthur [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for MacArthur
      • MacArthur [Raleigh County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for MacArthur have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on MacArthur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for MacArthur<2>
    • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab Orchard
      • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crab Orchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crab Orchard<2>
    • Harper [Raleigh County]
    • Sophia [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sophia
      • Sophia [Raleigh County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,219 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sophia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sophia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sophia<2>
  • Summers County
    • Sandstone [Summers County]
    • Bargers Springs [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bargers Springs
      • Bargers Springs [Summers County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bargers Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bargers Springs
    • Bellepoint [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellepoint
      • Bellepoint [Summers County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellepoint
    • Hinton [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Summers County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,321 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<2>
    • Forest Hill [Summers County]
    • Jumping Branch [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumping Branch
      • Jumping Branch [Summers County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumping Branch
    • Nimitz [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nimitz
      • Nimitz [Summers County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nimitz
  • Webster County
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden-on-Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden-on-Gauley
    • Cowen [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowen
      • Cowen [Webster County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 463 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowen<2>
  • Alleghany County (VA)
    • Moss Run [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Run
      • Moss Run [Alleghany County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss Run
    • Low Moor [Alleghany County]
    • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Forge
      • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton Forge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton Forge<2>
  • Covington City (VA)
    • Covington [Covington City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
      • Covington [Covington City] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<2>
  • Craig County (VA)
    • New Castle [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
      • New Castle [Craig County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<2>
  • Giles County (VA)
    • Rich Creek [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Creek
      • Rich Creek [Giles County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rich Creek<2>
    • Pearisburg [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearisburg
      • Pearisburg [Giles County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearisburg<2>
    • Pembroke [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Giles County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,077 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<2>
    • Glen Lyn [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Lyn
      • Glen Lyn [Giles County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 97 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Lyn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Lyn
    • Narrows [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
      • Narrows [Giles County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Alta, see our County-by-County Page for Alta.

Newspapers Published in Alta ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alta.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alta, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alta.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Alta:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Alta ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alta.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Alta covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Harrah Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harrah Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harrah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrah Cemetery
  • Wallace Memorial Cemetery
  • At The End Of The Trail Cemetery
  • Richardson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Richardson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Richardson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson Cemetery
  • Old Stone Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Stone Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Stone Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Old Stone Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alta.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Stone Cemetery
  • Hanger Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hanger Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hanger Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hanger Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alta.
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    • Rosewood Cemetery
    • Old Amwell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Amwell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Amwell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Amwell Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alta.
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    • Coffman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Coffman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Coffman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Coffman Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Alta.
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    • Greenbrier Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenbrier Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenbrier Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Greenbrier Memorial Gardens lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alta.
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    • Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pilgrim Rest Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alta.
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    • Morgan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morgan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morgan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Morgan Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Alta.
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    • Adwell Cemetery
    • Enon Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Alderson Fletcher Addition Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alderson Fletcher Addition Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alderson Fletcher Addition Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Alderson Fletcher Addition Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alta.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

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

These communities are listed based on their distance from Alta, with the one closest to Alta listed first.

  • Alta [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alta
    • Alta [Greenbrier County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Alta
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alta had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta
  • Hughart [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughart
    • Hughart [Greenbrier County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Asbury [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asbury
    • Asbury [Greenbrier County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asbury<2>
  • Richlands [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richlands
    • Richlands [Greenbrier County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> 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
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  • Clintonville [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clintonville
    • Clintonville [Greenbrier County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Meadow Bluff [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bluff
    • Meadow Bluff [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
      • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> 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<2>
    • Williamsburg [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
      • Williamsburg [Greenbrier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> 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
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<2>
    • Blaker Mills [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaker Mills
      • Blaker Mills [Greenbrier County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Spring
      • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> 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
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    • 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]<1> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rockland [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronceverte
      • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> 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<2>
    • Frankford [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankford
      • Frankford [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alta
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Frankford had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Dawson [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dawson
      • Dawson [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Alta. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alta.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Alta ...

While our initial data about Alta came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Alta in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Alta.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Note for Alta:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Alta. See our Misc Page for Alta for more information.

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

About West Virginia

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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