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Welcome to Altair ...
Although we found mention of Altair during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Altair was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..
While we are confident that Altair was located in Thomas County, we don't know its actual location within the county.
We've added Altair to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Altair - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Altair, please Contact Us.
Time Zone: The area where we believe that Altair might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
We believe that Altair would be found within the (785) area code.
Adding Altair 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 Altair in the FIPS-55 file. For more information, see the Referenced FIPS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Altair elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Altair on a Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Altair on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Altair ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Altair - it's located in Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Altair.
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2021