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Welcome to Alton ...

So far, we have found very little information about Alton. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Alton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Alton, please Contact Us.


Alton would have been located within present day Hempstead County.

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

When the people of Alton referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Altonian<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Alton is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Alton was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alton would have been located in the (870) area code.

Communities Also Named Alton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 37 communities that are also named Alton - they are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas (2), Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Alton ...

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

  • Hope [Hempstead County]
  • Stamps [Lafayette County]
  • Lewisville [Lafayette County]
  • Emmet [Nevada County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmet
    • Emmet [Nevada County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Alton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmet
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    • Perrytown [Hempstead County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perrytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perrytown
      • Perrytown [Hempstead County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perrytown
    • Buckner [Lafayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckner
      • Buckner [Lafayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckner
    • Garland [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garland
      • Garland [Miller County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Alton
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    • Rosston [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosston
      • Rosston [Nevada County] lies 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosston
    • Fulton [Hempstead County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Hempstead County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
    • Washington [Hempstead County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Hempstead County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington

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 Alton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alton. 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 Alton.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Arkansas

About Hempstead County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Alton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Alton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Alton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5626, Longitude: -93.5899       In this case, the coordinates for Alton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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