Altamont is a town in and the county seat of Grundy County, Tennessee. It has a total area of 22.0 square miles, all of which is land. The town was established as the county seat in 1848. A number of state highways intersect near the town.
Construction, agriculture and related activities and transportation equipment contribute to the local economy. North Elementary is the local public school. Piney Creek Airport is the local airport. The closest hospital is the River Park Hospital, located about 18 miles away in McMinnville. The cost of living here is 21.50% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 62 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 123. Snowfall is about 9 inches annually.