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Welcome to Almont ...

Almont is located in Gunnison County<1>.

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

From Place Names in Colorado,<3> the origin of Almont is described as "Named for a famous Kentucky race horse. The town was so named by Sam Fisher, a rancher, who had purchased a stallion in Kentucky and brought him to Colorado. The stallion was a son of Almont."

Almont is 8,020 feet [2,444 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Almont is about 1½ mile [or ~2½ km] above sea level.

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

Almont lies within the (970) area code.

The ZIP code for Almont: 81210<5>

Adding Almont to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Almont elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Almont mentioned in the book The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Second Edition).

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

Communities Also Named Almont ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Almont - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Michigan, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Texas.

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

Communities near Almont ...

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

  • Gunnison [Gunnison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunnison
    • Gunnison [Gunnison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Almont
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,640 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunnison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gunnison<7>
  • Crested Butte [Gunnison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crested Butte
    • Crested Butte [Gunnison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Almont
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,723 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crested Butte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crested Butte<7>
  • Mount Crested Butte [Gunnison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Crested Butte
    • Mount Crested Butte [Gunnison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Almont
    • Estimated population in 2019: 876 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Crested Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Crested Butte
  • Pitkin [Gunnison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pitkin
    • Pitkin [Gunnison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Almont
    • Estimated population in 2019: 69 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pitkin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pitkin<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Parlin [Gunnison County]
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      • Parlin [Gunnison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Almont
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parlin<7>
    • Ohio City [Gunnison County]
    • Iola [Gunnison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iola
      • Iola [Gunnison County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Almont
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Irwin [Gunnison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
      • Irwin [Gunnison County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Almont
    • Abbeyville [Gunnison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeyville
      • Abbeyville [Gunnison County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the northeast of Almont
      • Former name for Abbeyville:
      • Hillerton
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    • Tincup [Gunnison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tincup
      • Tincup [Gunnison County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the east of Almont
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tincup

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 Almont. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Almont.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Almont ...

Looking for more information about Almont? 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 Almont, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Almont.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Colorado

About Gunnison County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Almont. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Gunnison County: www.co.gunnison.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Gunnison, 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 full book title is Place Names in Colorado: Why 700 Communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. See our References and Mentions section for Almont.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Almont - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Almont). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Almont or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Almont) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Almont. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Almont

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Almont. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6647, Longitude: -106.8462       In this case, the coordinates for Almont have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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