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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Altamont.

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Around Altamont ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Brookings. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the south of Altamont. Brookings has a population of 23,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Watertown. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the west of Altamont and has a population of 22,200 people.

For comparison, Altamont has a population of 33 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Appleton (MN)   [Map]   1,350   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Canby (MN)   [Map]   1,720   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Clarkfield (MN)   [Map]   815   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Dawson (MN)   [Map]   1,422   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Madison (MN)   [Map]   1,432   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Minneota (MN)   [Map]   1,362   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Montevideo (MN)   [Map]   5,207   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Ortonville (MN)   [Map]   1,830   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tyler (MN)   [Map]   1,112   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Arlington   [Map]   880   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clear Lake   [Map]   1,226   S   5 miles [8 km]
Medary   [Map]   ---   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Milbank   [Map]   3,203   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Success - Historic   [Map]   ---   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Volga   [Map]   1,910   S   37 miles [59.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Marietta (MN)   [Map]   150   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Nassau (MN)   [Map]   67   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Albee   [Map]   15   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Brandt   [Map]   104   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Castlewood   [Map]   633   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Gary   [Map]   225   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Goodwin   [Map]   141   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kranzburg   [Map]   177   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
La Bolt   [Map]   67   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
LaBolt   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Revillo   [Map]   114   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Stockholm   [Map]   107   N   18 miles [29 km]
Strandburg   [Map]   71   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Toronto   [Map]   205   S   18 miles [29 km]
Waverly   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]

For more communities neighboring Altamont, please visit our County-by-County Page for Altamont.

Deuel County ...

Altamont is located in Deuel County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Deuel County: Lac qui Parle (MN), Lincoln (MN), Yellow Medicine (MN), Brookings, Codington, Grant & Hamlin.

Although it doesn't share a border with Deuel County, Lincoln (MN) is close to Altamont.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Altamont ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bruce   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South of Altamont   [Map]
Burr (MN)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Clear Lake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Gary   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Grover   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Providence (MN)   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Stone Bridge   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Strandburg   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Twin Brooks   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Altamont.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Altamont. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Altamont. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of South Dakota

    South Dakota Tourism
    Parks for South Dakota

    Fishing in South Dakota
    Hunting in South Dakota


National Park Service (NPS) sites in South Dakota

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in South Dakota

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in South Dakota

Airports Near Altamont ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Altamont.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Clear lake Muni.   [Map]   5H3   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Myers Fld.(ICAO: KCNB)   [Map]   CNB   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Canby Muni.   [Map]   ---   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Watertown Rgnl. (ATY/KATY)   [Map]   ATY   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Lac qui Parle Co. Airport(ICAO: KDXX)   [Map]   DXX   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Milbank Muni.   [Map]   1D1   NNE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Dawson Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ortonville Muni.(ICAO: KVVV)   [Map]   VVV   NNE   34 miles [54.7 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Altamont.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Altamont. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   E   169 miles [272 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   ESE   216 miles [347.6 km]
Eppley Airfield (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]   OMA   S   247 miles [397.5 km]
Des Moines Intl. (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   DSM   SE   274 miles [441 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Watertown Rgnl. (ATY/KATY)   [Map]   ATY   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Huron Rgnl.(HON/KHON)   [Map]   HON   WSW   81 miles [130.4 km]
Joe Foss Fld. (FSD/KFSD)   [Map]   FSD   S   86 miles [138.4 km]
Aberdeen Rgnl. (ABR/KABR)   [Map]   ABR   WNW   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Clear lake Muni.   [Map]   5H3   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Myers Fld.(ICAO: KCNB)   [Map]   CNB   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Canby Muni.   [Map]   ---   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lac qui Parle Co. Airport(ICAO: KDXX)   [Map]   DXX   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Milbank Muni.   [Map]   1D1   NNE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Dawson Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ortonville Muni.(ICAO: KVVV)   [Map]   VVV   NNE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Arlington Muni.   [Map]   3A9   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
        Website for Rochester International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Myers Fld.   (ICAO: KCNB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lac qui Parle Co. Airport   (ICAO: KDXX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ortonville Muni.   (ICAO: KVVV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Brookings Rgnl.   (BKX/KBKX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Appleton Muni.   (ICAO: KAQP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Eppley Airfield   (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]
        Website for Eppley Airfield
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montevideo Airport   (ICAO: KMVE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southwest Minnesota Rgnl.   (MML/KMML)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
        Website for Des Moines International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Watertown Rgnl.   (ATY/KATY)   [Map]
        Website for Watertown Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huron Rgnl.   (HON/KHON)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Joe Foss Fld.   (FSD/KFSD)   [Map]
        Website for Joe Foss Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Aberdeen Rgnl.   (ABR/KABR)   [Map]
        Website for Aberdeen Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Altamont.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Altamont. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Altamont) 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 Altamont. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Altamont

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altamont. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8402, Longitude: -96.6906     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Altamont have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Altamont), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Altamont.