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Welcome to Altoona ...

Altoona is located in Jackson County.

The location of Altoona has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Altoona refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altoonan<2>

Altoona is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Altoona lies within the (740) area code.

Communities Also Named Altoona ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Altoona - they are located in Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Altoona ...

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

  • Jackson [Jackson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
    • Jackson [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Altoona
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson
  • McArthur [Vinton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McArthur have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McArthur
    • McArthur [Vinton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Altoona
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McArthur
  • Oak Hill [Jackson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
    • Oak Hill [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Altoona
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill
  • Hamden [Vinton County]
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    • Rio Grande [Gallia County]
    • Beaver [Pike County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
      • Beaver [Pike County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Altoona
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver
    • Zaleski [Vinton County]
    • Vinton [Gallia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton [Gallia County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Altoona
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton
    • Wilkesville [Vinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkesville
      • Wilkesville [Vinton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Altoona
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    • Centerville [Gallia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville [Gallia County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Altoona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville

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 Altoona. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Altoona.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altoona ...

Looking for more information about Altoona? 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Ohio

About Jackson County

About Ohio

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Altoona refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Altoona may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altoona - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Altoona) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altoona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1134, Longitude: -82.5866       In this case, the coordinates for Altoona have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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