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Welcome to Altona ...

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

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


Altona would have been located within present day Boulder County<2>.

The location of Altona has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Altona is 5,600 feet [1,707 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Altona is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Altona was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Altona would have been located in the (303) and (720)<5> area codes.

Communities Also Named Altona ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Altona - they are located in British Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Ontario and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Altona ...

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

  • Boulder [Boulder County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder
    • Boulder [Boulder County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Altona
    • Estimated population in 2018: 107,353 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boulder<7>
  • Longmont [Boulder County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longmont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longmont
    • Longmont [Boulder County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Altona
    • Estimated population in 2018: 96,577 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longmont<7>
  • Broomfield [Broomfield County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broomfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broomfield
    • Broomfield [Broomfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Altona
    • Estimated population in 2018: 69,267 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broomfield<7>
  • Lafayette [Boulder County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lafayette have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lafayette
    • Lafayette [Boulder County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Altona
    • Estimated population in 2018: 28,924 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lafayette<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Erie [Weld County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie
      • Erie [Weld County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2018: 25,447 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erie<7>
    • Louisville [Boulder County]
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      • Louisville [Boulder County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2018: 21,163 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisville<7>
    • Firestone [Weld County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Firestone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Firestone
      • Firestone [Weld County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2018: 14,860 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Firestone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Firestone<7>
    • Frederick [Weld County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frederick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frederick
      • Frederick [Weld County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2018: 13,480 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frederick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frederick<7>
    • Superior [Boulder County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Superior have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
      • Superior [Boulder County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2018: 13,175 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior<7>
    • Berthoud [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berthoud
      • Berthoud [Larimer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2018: 7,946 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berthoud
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berthoud<7>

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

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

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

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The official website for Boulder County: www.co.boulder.co.us/

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

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 Altona, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Boulder, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altona - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (720) is an overlay for area code (303).
<6>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Altona) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1339, Longitude: -105.2828       In this case, the coordinates for Altona 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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