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Welcome to Altona ...

Altona is located in Marshall County<1>.

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

Altona is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Altona is located in the (270) area code.

Websites for Altona ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.marshallcounty.net/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Altona, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Altona ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Altona - they are located in British Columbia, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Manitoba, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Ontario and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Altona ...

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

  • Paducah [McCracken County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paducah
    • Paducah [McCracken County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Altona
    • Estimated population in 2018: 24,850 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paducah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paducah<5>
  • Metropolis [Massac County]
  • Benton [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
    • Benton [Marshall County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of Altona
    • Estimated population in 2018: 4,469 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benton<5>
  • Eddyville [Lyon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eddyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eddyville
    • Eddyville [Lyon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Altona
    • Estimated population in 2018: 2,528 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eddyville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eddyville<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brookport [Massac County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookport
      • Brookport [Massac County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2018: 890 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookport<5>
    • Salem [Livingston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Livingston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2018: 727 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<5>
    • Kuttawa [Lyon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kuttawa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kuttawa
      • Kuttawa [Lyon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2018: 667 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kuttawa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kuttawa<5>
    • Lone Oak [McCracken County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Oak
      • Lone Oak [McCracken County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Altona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Oak
    • Grand Rivers [Livingston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Rivers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Rivers
      • Grand Rivers [Livingston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2018: 371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Rivers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Rivers<5>
    • Smithland [Livingston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithland
      • Smithland [Livingston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2018: 289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithland<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altona ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Marshall, 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 Altona - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Altona) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0523, Longitude: -88.3962       In this case, the coordinates for Altona have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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