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Welcome to Altamont ...

The city of Altamont is located in Madison County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Altamont: AL-tuh-mahnt<3>

Altamont is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Altamont lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Altamont ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Illinois communities named Altamont: This one is located in Madison County and the other is located in Effingham County.

Beyond Illinois, there are 24 communities that are also named Altamont - they are located in Alabama, British Columbia, California, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Manitoba, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Altamont ...

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

  • Saint Charles [Saint Charles County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Charles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Charles
    • Saint Charles [Saint Charles County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Altamont
    • Estimated population in 2018: 70,764 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Charles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Charles<6>
  • Florissant [Saint Louis County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florissant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florissant
    • Florissant [Saint Louis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Altamont
    • Estimated population in 2018: 51,272 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florissant
  • University City [Saint Louis City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University City
    • University City [Saint Louis City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Altamont
    • Estimated population in 2018: 34,322 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on University City
  • Granite City [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite City
    • Granite City [Madison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Altamont
    • Estimated population in 2018: 28,476 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite City<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hazelwood [Saint Louis County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelwood
      • Hazelwood [Saint Louis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Altamont
      • Estimated population in 2018: 25,204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazelwood<6>
    • Edwardsville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwardsville
      • Edwardsville [Madison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Altamont
      • Estimated population in 2018: 24,969 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwardsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwardsville<6>
    • Ferguson [Saint Louis County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferguson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferguson
      • Ferguson [Saint Louis County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Altamont
      • Estimated population in 2018: 20,730 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferguson
    • Overland [Saint Louis County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overland
      • Overland [Saint Louis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Altamont
      • Estimated population in 2018: 15,637 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overland
    • Jennings [Saint Louis County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings
      • Jennings [Saint Louis County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Altamont
      • Estimated population in 2018: 14,707 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings
    • Glen Carbon [Madison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Carbon
      • Glen Carbon [Madison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Altamont
      • Estimated population in 2018: 12,959 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Carbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Carbon<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altamont ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Illinois

About Madison County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Madison, 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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Altamont. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altamont - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Altamont) 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 Altamont. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Altamont

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altamont. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9231, Longitude: -90.2098       In this case, the coordinates for Altamont have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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