Altamont, California

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Unincorporated community
Altamont is located in California
Altamont is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°44′38″N 121°39′46″W / 37.74389°N 121.66278°W / 37.74389; -121.66278Coordinates: 37°44′38″N 121°39′46″W / 37.74389°N 121.66278°W / 37.74389; -121.66278
Country United States
State California
County Alameda County
Elevation[1] 741 ft (226 m)

Altamont (formerly The Summit and Alta Monte)[2] is an unincorporated community in Alameda County, California. It is located 7.5 miles (12 km) northeast of Livermore,[2] at an elevation of 741 feet (226 m) in the Altamont Pass. It was in 1969 the site of the Altamont Free Concert at the Altamont Speedway. Originally called The Summit, the name was changed to Altamont when the Central Pacific Railroad arrived in 1869.[2]

A post office operated at Altamont from 1872 to 1955.[2]


  1. ^ "Altamont". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 593. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 

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