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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Altura, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Altura and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Altura:
    • 40.267608, -74.816274
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Altura
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Altura ...

We have found three communities that share the name Altura.

Within New Jersey, the name Altura is unique.

Beyond New Jersey, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Arapahoe County
      • This Altura is located in Arapahoe County and lies 1,578 miles [2,539.5 km]<1> to the west of the Altura that is located in Mercer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altura
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Arapahoe County community of Altura.
      • Archuleta County
      • This Altura is located in Archuleta County and lies 1,747 miles [2,811.5 km] to the west of the Altura that is located in Mercer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altura
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Archuleta County community of Altura.
    • Minnesota
      • Winona County
      • This Altura is located in Winona County and lies 912 miles [1,467.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Altura that is located in Mercer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altura
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winona County community of Altura.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Altura ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Bear Tavern [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Tavern
    • Bear Tavern [Mercer County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Altura
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Tavern
  • Birch Valley [Bucks County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birch Valley
    • Birch Valley [Bucks County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Altura
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birch Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birch Valley
  • Bucktoe [Bucks County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucktoe
    • Bucktoe [Bucks County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Altura
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bucktoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bucktoe
  • Centerville [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Altura
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
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    • Clarksville [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksville
      • Clarksville [Mercer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Altura
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
    • Crabtree Hollow [Bucks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crabtree Hollow
      • Crabtree Hollow [Bucks County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Altura
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crabtree Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crabtree Hollow
    • Elderberry Pond [Bucks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elderberry Pond
      • Elderberry Pond [Bucks County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Altura
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elderberry Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elderberry Pond
    • Fairless Hills [Bucks County]
    • Fairless Junction [Bucks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairless Junction
      • Fairless Junction [Bucks County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Altura
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairless Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairless Junction
    • Glenlake [Bucks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenlake
      • Glenlake [Bucks County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Altura
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenlake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenlake
    • Harts Corner [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harts Corner
      • Harts Corner [Mercer County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Altura
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harts Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harts Corner
    • Hillcrest [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
      • Hillcrest [Mercer County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Altura
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
    • Holly Hill [Bucks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Hill
      • Holly Hill [Bucks County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Altura
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Hill
    • Lewisville [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
      • Lewisville [Mercer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Altura
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisville
    • Maple Point [Bucks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Point
      • Maple Point [Bucks County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Altura
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Point
    • Marshalls Corner [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshalls Corner
      • Marshalls Corner [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Altura
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshalls Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshalls Corner
    • Princessville [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princessville
      • Princessville [Mercer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Altura
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princessville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princessville
    • Quaker Gardens [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Gardens
      • Quaker Gardens [Mercer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Altura
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quaker Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker Gardens
    • Rosedale [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Altura
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosedale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • Slackwoods [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slackwoods
      • Slackwoods [Mercer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Altura
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slackwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slackwoods
    • Stoopville [Bucks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoopville
      • Stoopville [Bucks County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Altura
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoopville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoopville
    • Thornridge [Bucks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornridge
      • Thornridge [Bucks County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Altura
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornridge
    • Wheat Sheaf [Bucks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheat Sheaf
      • Wheat Sheaf [Bucks County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Altura
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheat Sheaf
    • Will O Wood [Bucks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Will O Wood
      • Will O Wood [Bucks County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Altura
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Will O Wood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Will O Wood
    • Woodside [Bucks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
      • Woodside [Bucks County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Altura
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodside

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Altura. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Jean Acker     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Trenton (New Jersey) on Sunday October 23, 1892 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday August 16, 1978 at the age of 85.
      • Trenton is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Altura.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jean Acker<4>
    • Clifford Adams     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Trenton (New Jersey) on Monday September 8, 1952 and died in Trenton (New Jersey) on Monday January 12, 2015 at the age of 62. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Mercer County, New Jersey).
      • Trenton is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Altura.
      • Trenton is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Altura.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clifford Adams<4>
    • William Law Anderson     (Professional golf)
      • Professional golf. He was born in North Berwick (Scotland) on Tueday October 21, 1879 and died in Chestnut Hill (Pennsylvania) on Tueday October 25, 1910 at the age of 31. He is buried at Ivy Hill Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Chestnut Hill is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Altura.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Law Anderson<4>
    • George Antheil     (Composer, inventor)
      • Composer, inventor. He was born in Trenton (New Jersey) on Sunday July 8, 1900 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday February 12, 1959 at the age of 58.
      • Trenton is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Altura.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Antheil<4>
    • Peter William Appleton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Terryville (Connecticut) on Friday May 20, 1904 and died in Trenton (New Jersey) on Friday January 18, 1974 at the age of 69. He is buried at St. Gertrudes Cemetery (Middlesex County, New Jersey).
      • Trenton is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Altura.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<4>
    • Joe Auer     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Trenton (New Jersey) on Saturday October 11, 1941 and died in Winter Park (Florida) on Saturday March 9, 2019 at the age of 77. He is buried at Glen Haven Memorial Park (Orange County, Florida).
      • Trenton is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Altura.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Auer<4>
    • Hobart 'Hobey' Amory Hare Baker     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Bala-Cynwyd (Pennsylvania) on Friday January 15, 1892 and died in Toul (France) on Saturday December 21, 1918 at the age of 26. He is buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • Bala-Cynwyd is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Altura.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hobart 'Hobey' Amory Hare Baker<4>
    • Charles J. Bastian     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 4, 1860 and died in Pennsauken (New Jersey) on Monday January 18, 1932 at the age of 71. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Philadelphia is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Altura.
      • Pennsauken is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Altura.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles J. Bastian<4>
    • Joseph Emley Borden     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Jacobstown (New Jersey) on Tueday May 9, 1854 and died in Yeadon (Pennsylvania) on Monday October 14, 1929 at the age of 75. He is buried at Oaklands Cemetery (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • Jacobstown is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Altura.
      • Yeadon is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the southwest of Altura.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Emley Borden<4>
    • Peter Boyle     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Norristown (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 18, 1935 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday December 12, 2006 at the age of 71. He is buried at Green River Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Norristown is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Altura.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Boyle<4>
    • Carroll William Brown     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Woodbury (New Jersey) on Wednesday February 2, 1887 and died in Burlington (New Jersey) on Tueday February 8, 1977 at the age of 90. He is buried at Laurel Memorial Park (Atlantic County, New Jersey).
      • Woodbury is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the southwest of Altura.
      • Burlington is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Altura.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carroll William Brown<4>
    • Roosevelt 'Rosie' Brown     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Thursday October 20, 1932 and died in Columbus (New Jersey) on Wednesday June 9, 2004 at the age of 71. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Albemarle County, Virginia).
      • Columbus is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Altura.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roosevelt 'Rosie' Brown<4>
    • Jimmy 'Cowboy' Bryan     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Phoenix (Arizona) on Thursday January 28, 1926 and died in Langhorne (Pennsylvania) on Sunday June 19, 1960 at the age of 34. He is buried at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery (Maricopa County, Arizona).
      • Langhorne is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Altura.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy 'Cowboy' Bryan<4>

How Far From Altura to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Altura to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Altura and extending to:

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    • Trenton, which is the Seat of Mercer County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Trenton, which is the State Capital of New Jersey, lies just to the southeast (SE).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 151 miles [243 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Altura to White House, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,746 miles [9,247.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,452 miles [10,383.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,329 miles [6,966.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Mercer County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mercer County: www.mercercounty.org/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 from Point A (ie- Altura) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altura. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2676, Longitude: -74.8163       In this case, the coordinates for Altura have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Altura to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.469 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.042 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.21 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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