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Welcome to Altona ...

Altona is located in Mecosta County<1>.

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

Altona is 950 feet [290 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Altona lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

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, Kentucky, Manitoba, 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.

  • Big Rapids [Mecosta County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Rapids
    • Big Rapids [Mecosta County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Altona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,363 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Rapids
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Rapids<5>
  • Howard City [Montcalm County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard City
    • Howard City [Montcalm County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Altona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,830 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Howard City<5>
  • Lake Isabella [Isabella County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Isabella
    • Lake Isabella [Isabella County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Altona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,676 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Isabella
  • Edmore [Montcalm County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmore
    • Edmore [Montcalm County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Altona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,192 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edmore<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lakeview [Montcalm County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Montcalm County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,002 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakeview<5>
    • Morley [Mecosta County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morley
      • Morley [Mecosta County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 493 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morley<5>
    • Mecosta [Mecosta County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mecosta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mecosta
      • Mecosta [Mecosta County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 454 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mecosta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mecosta<5>
    • Barryton [Mecosta County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barryton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barryton
      • Barryton [Mecosta County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barryton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barryton<5>
    • Stanwood [Mecosta County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanwood
      • Stanwood [Mecosta County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanwood<5>
    • McBride [Montcalm County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McBride have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McBride
      • McBride [Montcalm County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 205 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McBride
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McBride<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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Michigan

About Mecosta County

About Michigan

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 Mecosta County: www.co.mecosta.mi.us/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Mecosta, 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 '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- 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: 43.5398, Longitude: -85.3136       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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