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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 27.893754°N 78.068142°E
Altitude: 178 m (584 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Aligarh
State/Province: Uttar Pradesh
Country: India
Transport links
East Indian Railway
Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway
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places of interest during the British period
[xxxxx Aligarh]

Aligarh, also known as Koil, was the headquarters of Aligarh District in the Meerut Division of United Provinces during the British period. It is situated about 75 miles south-east of Delhi. Aligarh's Civil Station lay north-east of the city. The old cantonment was abolished in 1869 and the old cemetery from 1802 is near the fort.

Military history

Battle of Alighur 1803
Battle of Allygurh August 1857
Battle of Allygurh October 1857

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Aligarh
Variants: Alighur/Aligurh/Allyghur/Allygurh/Alliegurh


Aligarh was a junction between the main line of the East Indian Railway and a branch of the Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway.

Murrays Handbook 1933

Murrays 1933 Handbook lists the following for Aligarh:

Dak Bungalow: Kellner's Refreshments and Sleeping Rooms
Bank: Imperial Bank
Missions: American Methodist Episcopal, R.C., and C.M.S. Church
Petrol Stores and Motor Accessories: Edulji Bottlewala, Railway Road

External Links

Aligarh City Imperial Gazetteer

Historical books online

  • Anecdotes and Reminiscences of Service in Bengal [by A. L. M. Phillips (Alfred Lisle March Phillips) 1878] Google Books. He arrived in India in 1846 and retired 1873. The author was appointed Civil and Criminal Judge of Allyghur at the end of 1866 (page 171).