Altoona Alabama

Altoona Alabama

Population: 928

Location of Altoona in Blount County and Etowah County

Location of Altoona in Blount County and Etowah County

Altoona is a town in Etowah County with a small portion in Blount County.

Altoona had its start in the year 1900 as a mining town, and was named for another coal town, Altoona, Pennsylvania. It incorporated in 1908. A post office has been in operation at Altoona since 1900.  It is located in the Murphree Valley at the base of Altoona Mountain

Alabama State Route 132 (Main Street) leads southwest 10 miles to Oneonta, the Blount County seat, and northeast towards Gadsden via U.S. Route 278.

The racial makeup of the town was 95.43% White, 2.54% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.91% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 2.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Town of Altoona Facebook Page

Altoona Places of Interest

Sarah’s Cafe

Al & Mick’s BBQ