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Alum Springs, West Virginia

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Welcome to Alum Springs ...

So far, we have found very little information about Alum Springs. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Alum Springs to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Alum Springs, please Contact Us.

Alum Springs would have been located within present day Greenbrier County.

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

A typical abbreviation for Alum Springs: Alum Spgs. (or less commonly used: Alum Spngs. or Alum Sprngs.)

While the community is gone, the present day location for Alum Springs is 2,330 feet [710 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Alum Springs is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Alum Springs was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Alum Springs still existed, it would have been in the (304) and (681)<4> area codes.

Communities near Alum Springs ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alum Springs and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Alderson   [Map]   1,155   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fairlea   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Falling Spring   [Map]   207   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Frankford   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,907   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Richlands   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alum Springs.

Communities Also Named Alum Springs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Alum Springs - they are located in Kentucky and Virginia (2).

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alum Springs. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alum Springs. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alum Springs.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alum Springs:

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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 Alum Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alum Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alum Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alum Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8615, Longitude: -80.3726     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alum Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alum Springs.

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