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Welcome to Altamaha ...

Altamaha is located in Tattnall County<1>.

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

In the past, Altamaha was named Atamaha

Altamaha is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Altamaha lies within the (912) area code.

Adding Altamaha 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 Altamaha 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 Altamaha elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

We also found Altamaha mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Altamaha ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Georgia communities named Altamaha: This one is located in Tattnall County and the other is located in McIntosh County.

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

Communities near Altamaha ...

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

  • Baxley [Appling County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baxley
    • Baxley [Appling County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Altamaha
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,659 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baxley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baxley<5>
  • Manassas [Tattnall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manassas
    • Manassas [Tattnall County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Altamaha
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,970 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manassas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas<5>
  • Phillipi [Appling County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillipi
    • Phillipi [Appling County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Altamaha
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 707 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phillipi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phillipi
  • Midway [Tattnall County]
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    • Midway [Tattnall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Altamaha
    • Estimated population in 2019: 657 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Toombs Central [Toombs County]
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      • Toombs Central [Toombs County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Altamaha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toombs Central have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toombs Central
    • Mendes [Tattnall County]
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      • Mendes [Tattnall County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Altamaha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendes
    • Alston [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alston
      • Alston [Montgomery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Altamaha
      • Estimated population in 2019: 159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alston<5>
    • Reidsville [Tattnall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reidsville
      • Reidsville [Tattnall County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Altamaha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reidsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reidsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reidsville<5>
    • Cedar Crossing [Toombs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Crossing
      • Cedar Crossing [Toombs County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Altamaha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Crossing
    • Rock Springs [Toombs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
      • Rock Springs [Toombs County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Altamaha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altamaha ...

Looking for more information about Altamaha? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Altamaha, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Altamaha.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tattnall County: www.tattnall.com/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Tattnall, 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Altamaha - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Altamaha) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altamaha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9616, Longitude: -82.2073       In this case, the coordinates for Altamaha have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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