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Welcome to Altitude ...

Altitude is located in Prentiss County<1>.

Altitude is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Altitude lies within the (662) area code.

Adding Altitude 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 Altitude 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 Altitude elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Altitude on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Altitude ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Altitude - it's located in Ohio.

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

Communities near Altitude ...

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

  • Corinth [Alcorn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinth
    • Corinth [Alcorn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the north of Altitude
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,472 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corinth<4>
  • Booneville [Prentiss County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booneville
    • Booneville [Prentiss County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Altitude
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,497 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booneville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Booneville<4>
  • Baldwyn [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwyn
    • Baldwyn [Lee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Altitude
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,268 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwyn have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwyn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baldwyn<4>
  • Iuka [Tishomingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iuka
    • Iuka [Tishomingo County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Altitude
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,937 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iuka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iuka<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Guntown [Lee County]
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      • Guntown [Lee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southwest of Altitude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,792 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guntown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guntown<4>
    • Farmington [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Alcorn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the north of Altitude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmington have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
    • Belmont [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Tishomingo County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Altitude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,988 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<4>
    • Burnsville [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Tishomingo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Altitude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnsville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<4>
    • Jumpertown [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumpertown
      • Jumpertown [Prentiss County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the west of Altitude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 488 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumpertown
    • Glen [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen
      • Glen [Alcorn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the north of Altitude
      • Estimated population in 2019: 414 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altitude ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Prentiss County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Prentiss, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altitude - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Altitude) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Altitude. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Altitude

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altitude. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6689, Longitude: -88.4432    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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