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Alva, Wyoming

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Welcome to Alva ...

Alva is located in Crook County<1>.

Alva is 3,990 feet [1,216 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Alva is ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Alva lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alva lies within the (307) area code.

The ZIP code for Alva: 82711<3>

Communities Also Named Alva ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Alva - they are located in Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Oklahoma, Ontario, Quebec and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Alva ...

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

  • Hulett [Crook County]
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    • Hulett [Crook County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Alva
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 426 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hulett<5>
  • Aladdin [Crook County]
  • Devils Tower [Crook County]
  • Beulah [Crook County]
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    • Sundance [Crook County]
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      • Sundance [Crook County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the south of Alva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,296 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sundance<5>
    • Alzada [Carter County]
    • Carlile [Crook County]
    • Linden [Crook County]
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      • Linden [Crook County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the south of Alva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linden have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Belle Fourche [Butte County]
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      • Belle Fourche [Butte County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<4> to the east of Alva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,742 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Fourche have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle Fourche<5>
    • North Spearfish [Lawrence County]
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      • North Spearfish [Lawrence County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Alva
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,221 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Spearfish have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Alva. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alva.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alva ...

Looking for more information about Alva? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alva, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alva.

Adding Alva to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alva in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alva was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alva on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wyoming (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alva on our Genealogy Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Crook, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alva - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Alva). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alva or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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- Alva) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alva. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlvaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alva. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6949, Longitude: -104.4412    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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