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Welcome to Alta ...

Alta is located in Greenbrier County<1>.

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

Alta is 2,470 feet [753 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Alta is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Alta: (304) and (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 Greenbrier County and the other is located in Fayette 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.

  • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
    • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,807 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<6>
  • White Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County]
  • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ronceverte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronceverte
    • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,670 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronceverte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronceverte<6>
  • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alderson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderson
      • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<6>
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rupert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 894 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<6>
    • Union [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 540 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bridge
      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 346 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Bridge
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinwood
      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinwood
    • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falling Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falling Spring
      • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Spring

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 ...

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About Greenbrier 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 Greenbrier, 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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).
<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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