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Welcome to Altamahaw ...

Altamahaw is located in Alamance County<1>.

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

Altamahaw is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Altamahaw is located in the (336) area code.

The ZIP code for Altamahaw: 27202<4>

Websites for Altamahaw ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.alamancechamber.com/

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

Adding Altamahaw to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Altamahaw in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Altamahaw was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Altamahaw on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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

Communities near Altamahaw ...

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

  • Greensboro [Guilford County]
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    • Greensboro [Guilford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Altamahaw
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 297,878 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensboro<6>
  • Burlington [Alamance County]
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    • Burlington [Alamance County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Altamahaw
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 55,599 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlington<6>
  • Mebane [Alamance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mebane
    • Mebane [Alamance County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Altamahaw
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,732 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mebane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mebane
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mebane<6>
  • Graham [Alamance County]
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    • Graham [Alamance County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Altamahaw
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,766 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Graham<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Reidsville [Rockingham County]
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      • Reidsville [Rockingham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Altamahaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,993 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reidsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reidsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reidsville<6>
    • Elon [Alamance County]
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      • Elon [Alamance County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Altamahaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,186 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elon
    • Gibsonville [Alamance County]
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      • Gibsonville [Alamance County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Altamahaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,397 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibsonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibsonville<6>
    • Elon College [Alamance County]
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      • Elon College [Alamance County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Altamahaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elon College came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elon College
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elon College<6>
    • Wentworth [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wentworth
      • Wentworth [Rockingham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Altamahaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,734 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wentworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wentworth
    • Haw River [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haw River
      • Haw River [Alamance County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Altamahaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haw River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haw River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haw River<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altamahaw ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Alamance County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Alamance County: www.alamance-nc.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Alamance, 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 Altamahaw - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Altamahaw). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Altamahaw or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Altamahaw) 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 Altamahaw. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AltamahawOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altamahaw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1843, Longitude: -79.5072       In this case, the coordinates for Altamahaw 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.
<7>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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