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Welcome to Altus ...

Altus is located in Laramie County<1>.

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

Altus is 6,740 feet [2,054 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Altus is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Altus lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Altus is located in the (307) 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 Utah.

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.

  • Horse Creek [Laramie County]
  • Wyoming Station [Albany County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming Station
    • Wyoming Station [Albany County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the west of Altus
  • Laramie [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laramie
    • Laramie [Albany County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Altus
    • Estimated population in 2018: 32,473 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laramie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laramie<5>
  • Buford [Albany County]
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    • Bosler [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bosler
      • Bosler [Albany County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<4> to the west of Altus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bosler
    • Sherman [Albany County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Albany County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<4> to the south of Altus
    • The Buttes [Albany County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Buttes
      • The Buttes [Albany County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Altus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Buttes
    • Chugwater [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chugwater
      • Chugwater [Platte County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Altus
      • Estimated population in 2018: 202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chugwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chugwater<5>
    • Ranchettes [Laramie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranchettes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranchettes
      • Ranchettes [Laramie County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Altus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranchettes
    • Red Buttes [Albany County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Buttes
      • Red Buttes [Albany County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Altus

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.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altus ...

Looking for more information about Altus? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Altus, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Altus.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wyoming

About Laramie County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Laramie County: www.webgate.co.laramie.wy.us/

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Laramie, 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 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4744, Longitude: -105.2194       In this case, the coordinates for Altus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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