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Do you know of Alston ???

When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer - that's the case with Alston.

This entry has been created as a placeholder - we hope to develop more information in the future.

This entry could be in error. It might be that our source had a mis-print, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. We hope to learn more about Alston in the future.

We found mention of Alston as a post office, but can't determine its location - other than being located somewhere in Franklin County, Arkansas.

It's common that the post office is named the same as the community in which it's located (although that's not always case). In this case, we can't match this post office to any of the existing communities in our gazetteer.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Alston, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1880.

Communities Also Named Alston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 9 communities that are also named Alston - they are located in Georgia (2), Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina and West Virginia.

Adding Alston to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Alston was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>

From that list, the Alston post office opened in 1880.

We also found Alston on a map titled William Bradley Map (1889).

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Alston ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Alston:

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.

From that list:

The Alston post office opened in 1880 and had closed by 1921.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Alston - Services available: no Railroad mentioned

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Prairies East & Ozarks
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004
(Available from

William Bradley Map (1889)
Published by William M. Bradley and Brothers

Footnotes ...

<1>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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