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Altoona, Florida

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Welcome to Altoona ...

Altoona is located in Lake County<1>.

When the people of Altoona refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altoonan<2>

Altoona is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Altoona lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Altoona lies within the (352) area code.

The ZIP code for Altoona: 32702<4>

Adding Altoona 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 Altoona 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 Altoona elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Altoona ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Altoona - they are located in Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Altoona ...

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

  • Leesburg [Lake County]
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    • Leesburg [Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Altoona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 23,671 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leesburg<6>
  • Eustis [Lake County]
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    • Eustis [Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Altoona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,303 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eustis<6>
  • Tavares [Lake County]
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    • Tavares [Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Altoona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,749 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tavares<6>
  • Lady Lake [Lake County]
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    • Lady Lake [Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Altoona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,020 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lady Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lady Lake<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mount Dora [Lake County]
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      • Mount Dora [Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Altoona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,516 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Dora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Dora<6>
    • Fruitland Park [Lake County]
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      • Fruitland Park [Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Altoona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,730 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fruitland Park<6>
    • Astatula [Lake County]
    • Howey-in-the-Hills [Lake County]
    • Paisley [Lake County]
    • Grand Island [Lake County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altoona ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Florida

About Lake County

About Florida

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lake County:

The official website for State of Florida:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Lake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Altoona refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Altoona may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altoona - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Altoona). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Altoona or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Altoona) 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 Altoona. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Altoona

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altoona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 28.9663, Longitude: -81.6487    
<6>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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