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Welcome to Altus ...

Altus is located in Lafayette County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Altus, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Altus is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Altus is located in the (662) area code.

Adding Altus 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 Altus 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 Altus elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Altus ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Altus - they are located in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Altus ...

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

  • Oxford [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
    • Oxford [Lafayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Altus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 28,122 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<6>
  • Water Valley [Yalobusha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
    • Water Valley [Yalobusha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Altus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,255 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley<6>
  • Thaxton [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thaxton
    • Thaxton [Pontotoc County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Altus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 686 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thaxton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thaxton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thaxton<6>
  • Taylor [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
    • Taylor [Lafayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Altus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 444 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Abbeville [Lafayette County]
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      • Abbeville [Lafayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Altus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbeville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abbeville<6>
    • Toccopola [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toccopola
      • Toccopola [Pontotoc County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Altus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toccopola have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toccopola
    • De Lay [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Lay
      • De Lay [Lafayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Altus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Lay have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Lay
    • Alesville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alesville
      • Alesville [Lafayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Altus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alesville
    • Turnpike [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnpike
      • Turnpike [Pontotoc County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Altus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnpike
    • Cornersville [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornersville
      • Cornersville [Marshall County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Altus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornersville

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altus ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Lafayette County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Altus. 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 Lafayette, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altus - 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Altus) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Altus. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Altus

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3411, Longitude: -89.3950       In this case, the coordinates for Altus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.
<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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