Altona, Missouri

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Altona is an unincorporated community in Bates County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1]


Altona was platted in 1860, and named after Altoona, Pennsylvania, the native home of a first settler.[2] A post office called Altona was established in 1868, and remained in operation until 1920.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Altona, Missouri
  2. ^ "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.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 September 2016.

Coordinates: 38°23′59″N 94°14′06″W / 38.39972°N 94.23500°W / 38.39972; -94.23500