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Welcome to Altona ...

Altona is located in Clinton County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Altona, so consider the above location as an estimate.<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 area code for Altona: (518)

The ZIP code for Altona: 12910<4>

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]<5> to the southeast of Altona
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,221 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plattsburgh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plattsburgh<6>
  • Plattsburgh [Clinton County]
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    • Plattsburgh [Clinton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Altona
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,823 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plattsburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Champlain [Clinton County]
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    • Champlain [Clinton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Altona
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,579 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champlain have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Beekmantown [Clinton County]
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    • Beekmantown [Clinton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Altona
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,441 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beekmantown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Schuyler Falls [Clinton County]
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      • Schuyler Falls [Clinton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Altona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schuyler Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dannemora [Clinton County]
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      • Dannemora [Clinton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Altona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,449 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dannemora have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chazy [Clinton County]
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      • Chazy [Clinton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Altona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,114 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chazy have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Saranac [Clinton County]
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      • Saranac [Clinton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Altona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,918 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saranac have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mooers [Clinton County]
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      • Mooers [Clinton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Altona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,555 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooers have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dannemora [Clinton County]
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      • Dannemora [Clinton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Altona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dannemora have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dannemora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dannemora<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 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.

Adding Altona to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altona - 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 Altona). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Altona 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 44.8884, Longitude: -73.6558       In this case, the coordinates for Altona 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>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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