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Altorf, Illinois

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Welcome to Altorf ...

Altorf is located in Kankakee County.

Altorf is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<1>.

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).

Telephone area codes for Altorf: (815) and (779)<2>

Communities near Altorf ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Altorf and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2016<4>
Bourbonnais   [Map]   18,499   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bradley   [Map]   15,471   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Braidwood   [Map]   6,157   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Coal City   [Map]   5,434   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kankakee   [Map]   26,445   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Manhattan   [Map]   7,546   N   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Altorf. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Altorf.

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

Websites for Altorf ...

Junior League:   www.jlkankakee.org/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Altorf? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to 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 Tourism Map for Altorf.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Altorf. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
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Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Kankakee County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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: www.illinois.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altorf - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Altorf.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Altorf. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1903, Longitude: -87.9623     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Altorf have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Altorf.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Altorf.