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Welcome to Altorf ...

Altorf is located in Kankakee County<1>.

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

Altorf is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Altorf (for example, toward Medaryville (IN)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Area codes for Altorf: (815) & (779)<4>

Websites for Altorf ...

Junior League:   www.jlkankakee.org/

Communities near Altorf ...

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

  • Kankakee
  • Bourbonnais
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    • Bourbonnais lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Altorf.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,378 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bourbonnais have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bourbonnais
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bourbonnais<6>
  • Bradley
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    • Bradley lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Altorf.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,132 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradley<6>
  • Manteno
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    • Manteno lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Altorf.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,892 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manteno have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manteno
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manteno<6>
  • Manhattan
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    • Manhattan lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Altorf.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,798 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manhattan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manhattan<6>
  • Braidwood
  • Wilmington
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    • Wilmington lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Altorf.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,597 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Coal City
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    • Coal City lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Altorf.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,351 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coal City<6>
  • Monee
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    • Monee lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Altorf.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,029 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monee<6>
  • Peotone

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altorf ...

Looking for more information about Altorf? 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 Altorf, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Altorf.

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

The official website for Kankakee County: www.co.kankakee.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 Kankakee, 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 Altorf - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<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- Altorf) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altorf. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1903, Longitude: -87.9623       In this case, the coordinates for Altorf 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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