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Altoona, South Dakota
Welcome to Altoona ...
Although we found mention of Altoona during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Altoona was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..
While we are confident that Altoona was located in Beadle County, we don't know its actual location within the county.
We've added Altoona to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Altoona - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Altoona, please Contact Us.
When the people of Altoona refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altoonan<2>
Time Zone: The area where we believe that Altoona might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
We believe that Altoona would be found within the (605) 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, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Altoona.
Adding Altoona to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Altoona was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Altoona on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Beadle County: www.beadlecounty.org/
The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Apr 2022