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Communities Also Named Altamont ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Altamont.

Within British Columbia, the name Altamont is unique.

Beyond British Columbia, we know of another 24 communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these 24 communities, one is located in Canada and the other 23 communities are located in  the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • This Altamont is located in Tuscaloosa County and lies 2,132 miles [3,431.1 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altamont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscaloosa County community of Altamont.
    • California
      • Alameda County
      • This Altamont is located in Alameda County and lies 803 miles [1,292.3 km]<1> to the south.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altamont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alameda County community of Altamont.
    • Florida
      • Orange County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Altamont [Orange County].
    • Illinois
      • Effingham County
      • This Altamont is located in Effingham County and lies 1,827 miles [2,940.3 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altamont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Effingham County community of Altamont.
      • Madison County
      • This Altamont is located in Madison County and lies 1,768 miles [2,845.3 km] to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altamont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Altamont.
    • Indiana
      • Tippecanoe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Altamont [Tippecanoe County].
    • Kansas
      • Labette County
      • This Altamont is located in Labette County and lies 1,620 miles [2,607.1 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altamont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Labette County community of Altamont.
    • Kentucky
      • Laurel County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Altamont [Laurel County].
    • Manitoba
      • This Altamont lies 1,103 miles [1,775.1 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altamont
    • Maryland
      • Garrett County
      • This Altamont is located in Garrett County and lies 2,237 miles [3,600.1 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altamont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garrett County community of Altamont.
    • Missouri
      • Daviess County
      • This Altamont is located in Daviess County and lies 1,559 miles [2,509 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altamont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Daviess County community of Altamont.
    • New Mexico
      • Rio Arriba County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Rio Arriba County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rio Arriba County community of Altamont.
    • New York
      • Albany County
      • This Altamont is located in Albany County and lies 2,358 miles [3,794.8 km]<1> to the east.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Albany County community of Altamont.
      • Franklin County
      • This Altamont is located in Franklin County and lies 2,289 miles [3,683.8 km] to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altamont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Altamont.
    • North Carolina
      • Avery County
      • This Altamont is located in Avery County and lies 2,253 miles [3,625.9 km]<1> to the east.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Avery County community of Altamont.
    • Ohio
      • Jefferson County
      • This Altamont is located in Jefferson County and lies 2,144 miles [3,450.4 km]<1> to the east.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Altamont.
    • Oregon
      • Klamath County
      • This Altamont is located in Klamath County and lies 497 miles [799.8 km]<1> to the south.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Klamath County community of Altamont.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Schuylkill County
      • This Altamont is located in Schuylkill County and lies 2,325 miles [3,741.7 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altamont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuylkill County community of Altamont.
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Altamont [Greenville County].
    • South Dakota
      • Deuel County
      • This Altamont is located in Deuel County and lies 1,277 miles [2,055.1 km]<1> to the east.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Deuel County community of Altamont.
    • Tennessee
      • Grundy County
      • This Altamont is located in Grundy County and lies 2,109 miles [3,394.1 km]<1> to the east southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grundy County community of Altamont.
    • Utah
      • Duchesne County
      • This Altamont is located in Duchesne County and lies 882 miles [1,419.4 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altamont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Duchesne County community of Altamont.
    • Wisconsin
      • Bayfield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Altamont [Bayfield County].
    • Wyoming
      • Uinta County
      • This Altamont is located in Uinta County and lies 822 miles [1,322.9 km]<1> to the southeast.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Uinta County community of Altamont.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Altamont ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Charles Creek
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charles Creek
    • Charles Creek lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Altamont
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charles Creek
  • Cypress Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Park
    • Cypress Park lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Altamont
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Park came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Park
  • Eagle Harbour
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Harbour
    • Eagle Harbour lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Altamont
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Harbour came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Harbour
  • Fishermans Cove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishermans Cove
    • Fishermans Cove lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Altamont
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishermans Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishermans Cove
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Horseshoe Bay
    • Keith-Lynn
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keith-Lynn
      • Keith-Lynn lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Altamont
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keith-Lynn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keith-Lynn
    • Mount Pleasant
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Altamont
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Park Royal
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Royal
      • Park Royal lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Altamont
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Royal came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Royal
    • Sandy Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Cove
      • Sandy Cove lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Altamont
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Cove
    • Sentinel Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sentinel Hill
      • Sentinel Hill lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Altamont
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sentinel Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sentinel Hill
    • Snug Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snug Cove
      • Snug Cove lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Altamont
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snug Cove
    • Sunset Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Beach
      • Sunset Beach lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Altamont
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Beach
    • University Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Hill
      • University Hill lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Altamont
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Hill

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Altamont. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Paul Anderson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Monday October 31, 1932 and died in Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) on Sunday July 17, 2005 at the age of 72. He is buried at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens (Saskatchewan).
      • Vancouver is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Altamont.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Anderson<6>
    • Rosemary Brown     (Politican)
      • Politican. She was born in Kingston (Jamaica) on Tueday June 17, 1930 and died in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Saturday April 26, 2003 at the age of 72. We don't have any burial details.
      • Vancouver is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Altamont.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosemary Brown<6>
    • Raymond Burr     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in New Westminster (British Columbia) on Monday May 21, 1917 and died in Healdsburg (California) on Sunday September 12, 1993 at the age of 76. He is buried at Fraser Cemetery (British Columbia).
      • New Westminster is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Altamont.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raymond Burr<6>
    • Peggy Cartwright     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Thursday November 14, 1912 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Wednesday June 13, 2001 at the age of 88. She is buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California).
      • Vancouver is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Altamont.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peggy Cartwright<6>
    • Dr. Robert Frederick Christy     (Physicist, astrophysicist)
      • Physicist, astrophysicist. He was born in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Sunday May 14, 1916 and died in Pasadena (California) on Wednesday October 3, 2012 at the age of 96. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Vancouver is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Altamont.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Robert Frederick Christy<6>
    • Jim Conroy     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Monday October 18, 1937 and died in Ottawa (Ontario) on Monday October 3, 2011 at the age of 74. He is buried at Beechwood Cemetery (City of Ottawa, Ontario).
      • Vancouver is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Altamont.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Conroy<6>
    • Michael Cuccione     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Burnaby (British Columbia) on Saturday January 5, 1985 and died on Saturday January 13, 2001 at the age of 16. He is buried at Ocean View Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Burnaby is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Altamont.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael Cuccione<6>
    • Donald John Deacon     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Regina (Saskatchewan) on Monday June 2, 1913 and died in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Sunday August 1, 1943 at the age of 30. He is buried at Regina Cemetery (Saskatchewan).
      • Vancouver is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Altamont.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald John Deacon<6>
    • Chief Dan George     (Actor, tribal chief, author, humanitarian)
      • Actor, tribal chief, author, humanitarian. He was born in North Vancouver (British Columbia) on Sunday July 2, 1899 and died in North Vancouver (British Columbia) on Wednesday September 23, 1981 at the age of 82.
      • North Vancouver is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Altamont.
      • North Vancouver is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Altamont.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chief Dan George<6>
    • Silas Seth 'Si' Griffis     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Onaga (Kansas) on Saturday September 22, 1883 and died in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Sunday July 9, 1950 at the age of 66.
      • Vancouver is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Altamont.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Silas Seth 'Si' Griffis<6>
    • June Havoc     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Sunday November 8, 1914 and died in Wilton (Connecticut) on Sunday March 28, 2010 at the age of 95. The body was cremated.
      • Vancouver is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Altamont.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Havoc<6>
    • Bob Houbregs     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Saturday March 12, 1932 and died in Olympia (Washington) on Wednesday May 28, 2014 at the age of 82. He is buried at Evergreen - Washelli Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Vancouver is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Altamont.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Houbregs<6>
    • John Ireland     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Friday January 30, 1914 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Saturday March 21, 1992 at the age of 78. He is buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California).
      • Vancouver is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Altamont.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Ireland<6>

How Far From Altamont to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Altamont to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Altamont and extending to:

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    • Victoria, which is the Provincial Capital of British Columbia, lies 62 miles [99.8 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Altamont to Victoria, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 2,200 miles [3,540.6 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 5 days, a buggy would take 86 days and walking would take 125 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,673 miles [10,739.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,433 miles [11,962.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,579 miles [8,978.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<11>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Altamont) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altamont. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.3333, Longitude: -123.2000    
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Altamont could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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 Altamont, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<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 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.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Altamont to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 341.665 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 343.43 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.196 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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