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Welcome to Alta ...

Alta is located in Fayette County<1>.

The location of Alta has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Alta, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

Alta is 530 feet [162 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alta lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alta is within the boundaries of the (205) area code.

Communities Also Named Alta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 21 communities that are also named Alta - they are located in California (2), Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Montana (2), North Dakota, Ohio (2), Tennessee, Utah (2), West Virginia (2) and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alta.

Communities near Alta ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alta.

  • Jasper
  • Fayette
  • Carbon Hill
  • Berry
  • Parrish
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrish
    • Parrish lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Alta.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 929 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrish
  • Oakman
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakman
    • Oakman lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Alta.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 713 people
    • Former names for Oakman:
    • Day's Gap
    • Marietta
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakman<5>
  • Kansas
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kansas
    • Kansas lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Alta.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 214 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas
  • Eldridge
  • Corona
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corona
    • Corona lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Alta.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corona
  • Patton Junction ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patton Junction
    • Patton Junction was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Alta.
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Patton Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alta.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alta. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alta.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alta. See our Newspapers Page for Alta.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alta ...

Looking for more information about Alta? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alta, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alta.

Adding Alta to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alta in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Alta was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alta on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Alta.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alta. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Fayette, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alta) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6709, Longitude: -87.5317       In this case, the coordinates for Alta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.




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