Altona, Missouri

Coordinates: 38°23′59″N 94°14′06″W / 38.39972°N 94.23500°W / 38.39972; -94.23500
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Altona is an unincorporated community in northern Bates County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1] The community is on Missouri Route Z just north of Missouri route 18 and approximately 5.5 miles east of Adrian.[2]


Altona was platted in 1860, and named after Altoona, Pennsylvania, the native home of a first settler.[3] A post office called Altona was established in 1868, and remained in operation until 1920.[4]

In 1925, Altona had 11 inhabitants.[5]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Altona, Missouri
  2. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gasetteer, DeLorme, 1st ed, 1998, p. 42 ISBN 0899332242
  3. ^ "Bates County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  5. ^ Rand McNally and Company (1925). Premier Atlas of the World: Containing Maps of All Countries of the World, with the Most Recent Boundary Decisions, and Maps of All the States, Territories, and Possessions of the United States with Population Figures from the Latest Official Census Reports, Also Data of Interest Concerning International and Domestic Political Questions. Rand McNally & Company. p. 259. Retrieved 2023-02-19.
38°23′59″N 94°14′06″W / 38.39972°N 94.23500°W / 38.39972; -94.23500