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Welcome to Altona ...

Altona is located in Clinton County<1>.

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

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

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

The telephone area code for Altona: (518)

Adding Altona 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 Altona 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 Altona elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Altona on a Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

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

Communities Also Named Altona ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Altona - they are located in British Columbia, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ontario and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Altona ...

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

  • Plattsburgh [Clinton County]
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    • Plattsburgh [Clinton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Altona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,515 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plattsburgh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plattsburgh<5>
  • Plattsburgh [Clinton County]
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    • Plattsburgh [Clinton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Altona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,949 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plattsburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plattsburgh
  • Champlain [Clinton County]
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    • Champlain [Clinton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Altona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,614 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champlain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Champlain
  • Beekmantown [Clinton County]
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    • Beekmantown [Clinton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> 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
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    • Schuyler Falls [Clinton County]
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      • Schuyler Falls [Clinton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,088 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schuyler Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schuyler Falls
    • Dannemora [Clinton County]
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      • Dannemora [Clinton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> 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
    • Chazy [Clinton County]
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      • Chazy [Clinton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> 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
    • Saranac [Clinton County]
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      • Saranac [Clinton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Altona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,928 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saranac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saranac
    • Mooers [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooers
      • Mooers [Clinton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> 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
    • Dannemora [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dannemora
      • Dannemora [Clinton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> 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<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 Altona. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Altona.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altona ...

Looking for more information about Altona? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Altona, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Altona.

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Clinton, 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 Altona - 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- Altona) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 Altona

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8884, Longitude: -73.6557       In this case, the coordinates for Altona 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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