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Our Genealogy Helper for Altona ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Altona (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Altona. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Altona is located in Clinton County.

To see how the shape of New York's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clinton County: Essex, Franklin, Chittenden (VT) & Grand Isle (VT).

Below are the counties that are near Altona. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Altona:

  • Clinton County     (The home county of Altona)
    • Altona [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altona
      • Altona [Clinton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Altona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altona<3>
    • Sciola [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sciola
      • Sciola [Clinton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Altona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sciola
    • Mooers [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooers
      • Mooers [Clinton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooers
    • Mooers [Clinton County]
    • Chazy [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chazy
      • Chazy [Clinton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chazy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chazy
    • Dannemora [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dannemora
      • Dannemora [Clinton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,524 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dannemora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dannemora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dannemora<3>
    • Beekmantown [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beekmantown
      • Beekmantown [Clinton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,476 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beekmantown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beekmantown
    • West Plattsburgh [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Plattsburgh
      • West Plattsburgh [Clinton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Plattsburgh
    • Ellenburg [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenburg
      • Ellenburg [Clinton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,669 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellenburg
    • Dannemora [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dannemora
      • Dannemora [Clinton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,468 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dannemora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dannemora
    • Ellenburg Center [Clinton County]
    • Morrisonville [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrisonville
      • Morrisonville [Clinton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrisonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrisonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrisonville<3>
  • Essex County
    • Keeseville [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keeseville
      • Keeseville [Essex County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2016: 1,743 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keeseville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keeseville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keeseville<3>
    • Port Kent [Essex County]
    • Chesterfield [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield
      • Chesterfield [Essex County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,340 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield
    • Port Douglass [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Douglass
      • Port Douglass [Essex County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Douglass
    • Jay [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jay
      • Jay [Essex County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jay
    • Jay [Essex County]
    • Wilmington [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmington
      • Wilmington [Essex County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
    • Willsboro [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willsboro
      • Willsboro [Essex County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,972 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willsboro
    • Willsboro [Essex County]
    • Lewis [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis
      • Lewis [Essex County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,290 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis
    • Saint Armand [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Armand
      • Saint Armand [Essex County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,471 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Armand have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Armand
  • Franklin County
    • Brainardsville [Franklin County]
    • Chateaugay [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chateaugay
      • Chateaugay [Franklin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,871 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chateaugay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chateaugay
    • Chateaugay [Franklin County]
    • Bellmont [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellmont
      • Bellmont [Franklin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,409 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellmont
    • Burke [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burke
      • Burke [Franklin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burke<3>
    • Burke [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burke
      • Burke [Franklin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,469 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burke
    • Franklin [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Franklin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Merrillsville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrillsville
      • Merrillsville [Franklin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Altona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrillsville
    • Whippleville [Franklin County]
    • Malone [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malone
      • Malone [Franklin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,078 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malone
    • Malone [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malone
      • Malone [Franklin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,600 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malone<3>
    • Constable [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Constable
      • Constable [Franklin County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,574 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Constable have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Constable
  • Chittenden County (VT)
    • Milton [Chittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Chittenden County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,829 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
    • Checkerberry Village [Chittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Checkerberry Village
      • Checkerberry Village [Chittenden County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Checkerberry Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Checkerberry Village
    • Colchester [Chittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colchester
      • Colchester [Chittenden County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,127 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
    • Malletts Bay [Chittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malletts Bay
      • Malletts Bay [Chittenden County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • Malletts Bay has also been known as:
      • Malets Bay
      • Maletts Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malletts Bay
    • Milton [Chittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Chittenden County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
    • Burlington [Chittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
      • Burlington [Chittenden County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 42,819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlington<3>
    • Winooski [Chittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winooski
      • Winooski [Chittenden County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,333 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winooski have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winooski
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winooski<3>
    • Essex Junction [Chittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Essex Junction
      • Essex Junction [Chittenden County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Essex Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex Junction
    • Westford [Chittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westford
      • Westford [Chittenden County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westford
    • Essex [Chittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Essex
      • Essex [Chittenden County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,890 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Essex have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
    • South Burlington [Chittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Burlington
      • South Burlington [Chittenden County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,509 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Burlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Burlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Burlington<3>
    • Shelburne [Chittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelburne
      • Shelburne [Chittenden County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,647 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelburne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelburne
  • Franklin County (VT)
    • Maquam [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maquam
      • Maquam [Franklin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Altona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maquam
    • Saint Albans [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Albans
      • Saint Albans [Franklin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,501 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Albans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Albans
    • Georgia Plains [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgia Plains
      • Georgia Plains [Franklin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Altona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgia Plains
    • Swanton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swanton
      • Swanton [Franklin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,554 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swanton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swanton
    • Georgia [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgia
      • Georgia [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,780 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgia
    • Swanton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swanton
      • Swanton [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,375 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swanton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swanton<3>
    • Saint Albans [Franklin County]
    • Oakland [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Franklin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Altona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Greens Corners [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greens Corners
      • Greens Corners [Franklin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Altona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greens Corners
    • North Fairfax [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Fairfax
      • North Fairfax [Franklin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Altona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Fairfax
    • Highgate [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highgate
      • Highgate [Franklin County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,662 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highgate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highgate
    • Fairfax [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfax
      • Fairfax [Franklin County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,803 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfax
  • Grand Isle County (VT)
    • Isle La Motte [Grand Isle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isle La Motte
      • Isle La Motte [Grand Isle County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isle La Motte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isle La Motte
    • North Hero [Grand Isle County]
    • Adams Landing [Grand Isle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adams Landing
      • Adams Landing [Grand Isle County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adams Landing
    • North Hero [Grand Isle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hero
      • North Hero [Grand Isle County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 814 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hero have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hero
    • Alburg [Grand Isle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alburg
      • Alburg [Grand Isle County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2011: 1,986 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alburg
    • Alburg [Grand Isle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alburg
      • Alburg [Grand Isle County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2012: 499 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alburg
    • Alburgh [Grand Isle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alburgh
      • Alburgh [Grand Isle County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 530 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alburgh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alburgh<3>
    • Alburg Center [Grand Isle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alburg Center
      • Alburg Center [Grand Isle County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Altona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alburg Center
    • Grand Isle [Grand Isle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Isle
      • Grand Isle [Grand Isle County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Isle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Isle
    • Pearl [Grand Isle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Grand Isle County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
    • South Hero [Grand Isle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Hero
      • South Hero [Grand Isle County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Hero have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Hero

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Altona, see our County-by-County Page for Altona.

Newspapers Published in Altona ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 65 newspapers that have been published in the area around Altona.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Altona, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Altona.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Altona:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from New York
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Cemeteries Near Altona ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Altona.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Altona covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Robinson District Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Robinson District Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Stone Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stone Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Douglass Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Douglass Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Douglass Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Altona.
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  • Dragoon Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dragoon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dragoon Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Altona.
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  • Jennett Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jennett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jennett Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Altona.
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  • St. Anns Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Anns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Anns Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Altona.
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    • Union Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Union Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Altona.
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    • West Chazy Rural Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Chazy Rural Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • West Chazy Rural Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Altona.
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    • Sheldon Hill Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sheldon Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sheldon Hill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Altona.
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    • State Hospital Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the State Hospital Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • State Hospital Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Altona.
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    • St. Josephs Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Josephs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Josephs Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Altona.
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    • Mooers Riverside Cemetery
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      • The Mooers Riverside Cemetery is located in Mooers.Stated another way, Mooers Riverside Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Altona.
      • Mooers Riverside Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Old Mooers Cemetery
      • Old Mooers Riverside Cemetery
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      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #65805<4>
    • Riverside Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Riverside Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Altona.
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    • St. Edmunds Cemetery
    • St. Josephs Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Josephs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Josephs Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Altona.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Altona in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Altona.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Altona, with the one closest to Altona listed first.

  • Altona [Clinton County]
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    • Altona [Clinton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Altona
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,206 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Altona had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altona 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 Altona<3>
  • Alder Bend [Clinton County]
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    • Alder Bend [Clinton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Altona
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alder Bend had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alder Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Irona [Clinton County]
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    • Irona [Clinton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Altona
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 122 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Irona had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Woods Falls [Clinton County]
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    • Woods Falls [Clinton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Altona
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 177 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Woods Falls had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Forest [Clinton County]
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    • Forest [Clinton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Altona
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 173 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Forest had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Sciola [Clinton County]
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    • Sciola [Clinton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Altona
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 235 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sciola had a post office and railroad service
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    • West Beekmantown [Clinton County]
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      • West Beekmantown [Clinton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, West Beekmantown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Beekmantown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mooers Forks [Clinton County]
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      • Mooers Forks [Clinton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Altona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 291 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mooers Forks had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooers Forks 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 Mooers Forks<3>
    • Ellenburg Depot [Clinton County]
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      • Ellenburg Depot [Clinton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Altona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 179 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ellenburg Depot had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenburg Depot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • West Chazy [Clinton County]
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      • West Chazy [Clinton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Altona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 458 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Chazy had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Chazy 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 West Chazy<3>
    • Mooers [Clinton County]
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      • Mooers [Clinton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Altona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 501 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mooers had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mooers<3>
    • Ellenburg [Clinton County]
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      • Ellenburg [Clinton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Altona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 192 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ellenburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenburg 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 Ellenburg<3>
    • Dannemora [Clinton County]
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      • Dannemora [Clinton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Altona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 580 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,524 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dannemora had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dannemora 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 Dannemora<3>
    • Cadyville [Clinton County]
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      • Cadyville [Clinton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Altona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 115 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cadyville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cadyville 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 Cadyville<3>
    • West Plattsburgh [Clinton County]
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      • West Plattsburgh [Clinton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Altona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 173 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Plattsburgh had a post office and no railroad service
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Altona. See our List of 1890's Communities around Altona.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New York

About Clinton County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clinton County: www.co.clinton.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Altona) 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 Altona. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AltonaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8517, Longitude: -73.6654       In this case, the coordinates for Altona 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Altona, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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