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Welcome to Altamont ...

Altamont is located in Avery County<1>.

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

Altamont is 3,260 feet [994 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Altamont is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Altamont is located in the (828) area code.

Communities Also Named Altamont ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Altamont - they are located in Alabama, British Columbia, California, Florida, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Manitoba, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, New York (2), Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Altamont ...

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

  • Shell Creek [Carter County]
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    • Shell Creek [Carter County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Altamont
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,037 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Creek
  • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
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    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Altamont
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Pine<5>
  • Norris [Johnson County]
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    • Norris [Johnson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Altamont
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,652 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
  • Roan Mountain [Carter County]
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    • Roan Mountain [Carter County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Altamont
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,360 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roan Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roan Mountain<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County]
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      • Blowing Rock [Caldwell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Altamont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blowing Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blowing Rock<5>
    • Banner Elk [Avery County]
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      • Banner Elk [Avery County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the north of Altamont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Elk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banner Elk<5>
    • Newland [Avery County]
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      • Newland [Avery County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Altamont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newland<5>
    • Elk Park [Avery County]
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      • Elk Park [Avery County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Altamont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 450 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Park<5>
    • Bakersville [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakersville
      • Bakersville [Mitchell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Altamont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bakersville<5>
    • Beech Mountain [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Mountain
      • Beech Mountain [Avery County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Altamont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 320 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beech Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beech Mountain<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 Altamont. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Altamont.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altamont ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Avery County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Avery County: www.averyco.com/gov/

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 Avery, 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 Altamont - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Altamont) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altamont. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9910, Longitude: -81.9443       In this case, the coordinates for Altamont 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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