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Miscellaneous References and Mentions

While our initial data about Altoona came from various goverment sources (GNIS, US Census, FIPS), we also found mention of Altoona in various books, maps and other sources. When we find a mention, a fact or snippet, we add that information to our Gazetter.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Altoona. We hope that they will be useful to you.

Altoona is contained in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>

From that list:

The Altoona post office opened in 1850.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Altoona:
Services available in 1895: had a Post Office, a Railroad Station, a Express Office

List of Post Offices in the United States (1870)
Published by the Government Printing Office

Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851)
Published by W. & J.C. Greer, Printers

Map from 1860 (unknown title/publisher)

North American Railroad Atlas - Northeast
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by RailfanDepot, 2020
(Available from

Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for Pennsylvania (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We found Altoona in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Altoona for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Altoona. See our Misc Page for Altoona for more information.

Railroad Mentions of Altoona:

Altoona was mentioned in the following schedule:

Greyhound Bus Time Table (November 1931)

The official website for Altoona:

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

Footnotes ...

<1>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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