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Alturas, Florida

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Welcome to Alturas ...

Alturas is located in Polk County<1>.

Alturas is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Alturas, you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Alturas is within the boundaries of the (863) area code.

The ZIP code for Alturas: 33820<3>

Communities Also Named Alturas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Alturas - they are located in and California (2).

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

Communities near Alturas ...

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

  • Lakeland [Polk County]
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    • Lakeland [Polk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Alturas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 112,136 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakeland<5>
  • Winter Haven [Polk County]
  • Haines City [Polk County]
  • Bartow [Polk County]
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    • Bartow [Polk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Alturas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,147 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bartow<5>
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    • Lake Wales [Polk County]
    • Auburndale [Polk County]
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      • Auburndale [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Alturas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,650 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburndale<5>
    • Lake Alfred [Polk County]
    • Fort Meade [Polk County]
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      • Fort Meade [Polk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Alturas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,257 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Meade<5>
    • Dundee [Polk County]
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      • Dundee [Polk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Alturas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,044 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dundee<5>
    • Mulberry [Polk County]
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      • Mulberry [Polk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Alturas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,257 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mulberry<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alturas ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alturas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 Alturas). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alturas or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alturas) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alturas. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alturas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alturas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 27.8717, Longitude: -81.7152    
<5>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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