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Alturas City, Idaho

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Welcome to Alturas City ...

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

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

Alturas City would have been located within present day Elmore County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Alturas City is 5,240 feet [1,597 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Alturas City is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Alturas City would have been located in the (208) area code.

Communities near Alturas City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alturas City and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Boulder - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Galena   [Map]   ---   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Idaho City   [Map]   452   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lowman   [Map]   ---   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Paradise Hot Springs   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pine   [Map]   ---   S   23 miles [37 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alturas City.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alturas City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alturas City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alturas City.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alturas City:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Idaho

About Elmore County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Elmore County:

The official website for State of Idaho:

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 Alturas City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alturas City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alturas City) 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 Alturas City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alturas City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alturas City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8007, Longitude: -115.1604     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alturas City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alturas City.

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