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Welcome to Altoona ...

Altoona is located in Jackson County<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]
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    • Jackson [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Altoona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,230 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<6>
  • McArthur [Vinton County]
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    • McArthur [Vinton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Altoona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,643 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McArthur have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McArthur
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McArthur<6>
  • Oak Hill [Jackson County]
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    • Oak Hill [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Altoona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,522 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<6>
  • Hamden [Vinton County]
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    • Hamden [Vinton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Altoona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 864 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamden<6>
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    • Rio Grande [Gallia County]
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      • Rio Grande [Gallia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Altoona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 781 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Grande
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rio Grande<6>
    • Beaver [Pike County]
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      • Beaver [Pike County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Altoona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 432 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver<6>
    • Zaleski [Vinton County]
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      • Zaleski [Vinton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Altoona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 271 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zaleski
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zaleski<6>
    • Vinton [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton [Gallia County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Altoona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<6>
    • Wilkesville [Vinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkesville
      • Wilkesville [Vinton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Altoona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 144 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkesville
    • Centerville [Gallia County]
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      • Centerville [Gallia County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Altoona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 98 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • 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.

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.

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 '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- Altoona) 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 Altoona. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Altoona

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altoona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1135, Longitude: -82.5868    
<5>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.
<6>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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