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Welcome to Altoona ...

Altoona is located in Madison Parish<1>.

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

When the people of Altoona refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altoonan<3>

Altoona is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Altoona: (318)

Adding Altoona 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 Altoona in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Altoona elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Altoona on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Altoona ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Altoona - they are located in Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Altoona ...

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

  • Tallulah [Madison Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallulah
    • Tallulah [Madison Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Altoona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,666 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallulah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tallulah<6>
  • Rayville [Richland Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rayville
    • Rayville [Richland Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Altoona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,474 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rayville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rayville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rayville<6>
  • Epps [West Carroll Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epps
    • Epps [West Carroll Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Altoona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 813 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epps have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epps
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Epps<6>
  • Richmond [Madison Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
    • Richmond [Madison Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Altoona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 544 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pioneer [West Carroll Parish]
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      • Pioneer [West Carroll Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Altoona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pioneer<6>
    • Dunn [Richland Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunn
      • Dunn [Richland Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Altoona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunn
    • Darnell [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darnell
      • Darnell [West Carroll Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Altoona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darnell
    • Crowville [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crowville
      • Crowville [Franklin Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Altoona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crowville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crowville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crowville<6>
    • Sondheimer [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sondheimer
      • Sondheimer [East Carroll Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Altoona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sondheimer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sondheimer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sondheimer<6>
    • Swampers [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swampers
      • Swampers [Franklin Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Altoona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swampers

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altoona ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Madison Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Altoona refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Altoona may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altoona - 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- Altoona) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altoona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4546, Longitude: -91.4537       In this case, the coordinates for Altoona 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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