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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Altamont.

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How Far From Altamont to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Altamont to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Altamont to:

  • Clear Lake [Map], which is the Seat of Deuel County, lies just to the South.
  • Pierre [Map], which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 181 miles [291.3 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Altamont to Pierre, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,087 miles [1,749.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 days and walking would take 62 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,338 miles [10,200 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,097 miles [11,421.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,017 miles [8,074.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Altamont ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Altamont.

While the name Altamont is unique within South Dakota, we know of another 24 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of South Dakota

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Alabama

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Altamont, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the Southeast

British Columbia

Our profile page for Altamont   [Map]
Distance: About 1,277 miles [2,055.1 km] to the West Northwest

California

Alameda County

Our profile page for Altamont, Alameda County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,378 miles [2,217.7 km] to the West Southwest

Florida

Orange County

Our profile page for Altamont, Orange County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Orange County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Illinois

Effingham County

Our profile page for Altamont, Effingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the Southeast

Madison County

Our profile page for Altamont, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the Southeast

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Indiana

Tippecanoe County

Our profile page for Altamont, Tippecanoe County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Tippecanoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Labette County

Our profile page for Altamont, Labette County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the South

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Kentucky

Laurel County

Our profile page for Altamont, Laurel County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Laurel County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Altamont   [Map]
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Garrett County

Our profile page for Altamont, Garrett County   [Map]
Distance: About 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Missouri

Daviess County

Our profile page for Altamont, Daviess County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the South Southeast

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New Mexico

Rio Arriba County

Our profile page for Altamont, Rio Arriba County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Rio Arriba County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Albany County

Our profile page for Altamont, Albany County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,135 miles [1,826.6 km] to the East

Franklin County

Our profile page for Altamont, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Avery County

Our profile page for Altamont, Avery County   [Map]
Distance: About 984 miles [1,583.6 km] to the Southeast

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Ohio

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Altamont, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Oregon

Klamath County

Our profile page for Altamont, Klamath County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,262 miles [2,031 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Altamont, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,070 miles [1,722 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Altamont, Greenville County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Greenville County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Tennessee

Grundy County

Our profile page for Altamont, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the Southeast

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Utah

Duchesne County

Our profile page for Altamont, Duchesne County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Wisconsin

Bayfield County

Our profile page for Altamont, Bayfield County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bayfield County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Wyoming

Uinta County

Our profile page for Altamont, Uinta County   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Altamont. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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, we've provided the following link: 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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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Altamont to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 320.744 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 318.936 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 312.561 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Altamont, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Altamont.