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Welcome to Altair ...

Altair is located in Colorado County<1>.

The location of Altair has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Altair is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Altair lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Altair: (979)

The ZIP code for Altair: 77412<4>

Communities Also Named Altair ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Altair - it's located in Kansas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Altair.

Communities near Altair ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Altair.

  • Eagle Lake [Colorado County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Lake
    • Eagle Lake [Colorado County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Altair
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,777 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Lake<6>
  • Columbus [Colorado County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
    • Columbus [Colorado County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Altair
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,646 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<6>
  • Rock Island [Colorado County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Island
    • Rock Island [Colorado County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Altair
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Island
  • Alleyton [Colorado County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Garwood [Colorado County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garwood
      • Garwood [Colorado County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Altair
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garwood<6>
    • Matthews [Colorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matthews
      • Matthews [Colorado County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Altair
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
    • Glidden [Colorado County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glidden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glidden
      • Glidden [Colorado County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Altair
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glidden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glidden<6>
    • Nada [Colorado County]
    • Bonus [Wharton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonus
      • Bonus [Wharton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Altair
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonus
    • Lissie [Wharton County]

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 Altair. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Altair.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Altair. 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 Altair.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Altair. See our Newspapers Page for Altair.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altair ...

Looking for more information about Altair? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Altair, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Altair.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Altair. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Colorado, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altair - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Altair). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Altair or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Altair) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Altair. 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 Altair

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altair. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.5714, Longitude: -96.4541       In this case, the coordinates for Altair have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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