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Welcome to Altus ...

So far, we have found very little information about Altus. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Altus to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Altus, please Contact Us.


Altus would have been located within present day Summit County<2>.

Altus was settled in 1900.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Altus is 6,890 feet [2,100 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Altus is about 1¼ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Altus was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Altus still existed, it would have been in the (435) area code.

Communities Also Named Altus ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Altus - they are located in Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Altus ...

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

  • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County]
  • West Jordan [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Jordan
    • West Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Altus
    • Estimated population in 2018: 116,046 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jordan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jordan<5>
  • Sandy [Salt Lake County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy
    • Sandy [Salt Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Altus
    • Estimated population in 2018: 96,901 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy<5>
  • Millcreek [Salt Lake County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millcreek
    • Millcreek [Salt Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Altus
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millcreek
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Altus
      • Estimated population in 2018: 60,192 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<5>
    • Murray [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
      • Murray [Salt Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Altus
      • Estimated population in 2018: 49,308 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murray<5>
    • Bountiful [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bountiful
      • Bountiful [Davis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Altus
      • Estimated population in 2018: 44,098 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bountiful
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bountiful<5>
    • Cottonwood Heights [Salt Lake County]
    • Midvale [Salt Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midvale have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midvale
      • Midvale [Salt Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Altus
      • Estimated population in 2018: 33,636 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midvale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midvale<5>
    • Holladay [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holladay
      • Holladay [Salt Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Altus
      • Estimated population in 2018: 30,697 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holladay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holladay<5>

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Utah

About Summit County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Summit County: www.co.summit.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Altus, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Summit, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altus - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Altus) 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 Altus. 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 Altus

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7527, Longitude: -111.6183    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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