Welcome to Alto ...
So far, we have found very little information about Alto. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>
We've added Alto to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Alto, please Contact Us.
Alto would have been located within present day Santa Cruz County<2>.
We aren't confident of the location of Alto, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>
Alto was established in 1907.
While the community is gone, the present day location for Alto is 4,450 feet [1,356 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Alto is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: The area where Alto was located is in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time
Alto would have been located in the (520) area code.
Communities Also Named Alto ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Alto - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota (2), Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alto.
Communities near Alto ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alto.
- Nogales [Santa Cruz County]
- Patagonia [Santa Cruz County]
- Madera Canyon [Santa Cruz County]
- Rio Rico Northeast [Santa Cruz County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Rico Northeast
- Rio Rico Northeast [Santa Cruz County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Alto
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Rico Northeast
- Continue List (6 more) ...
- Casa Blanca [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Blanca
- Casa Blanca [Santa Cruz County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Alto
- Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Casa Blanca. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
- Crittenden [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crittenden
- Crittenden [Santa Cruz County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Alto
- Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Crittenden. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
- Kentucky Camp [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentucky Camp
- Kentucky Camp [Santa Cruz County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Alto
- Otero [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otero
- Otero [Santa Cruz County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Alto
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otero have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
- Tubac [Santa Cruz County]
- Tumacacori-Carmen [Santa Cruz County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumacacori-Carmen
- Tumacacori-Carmen [Santa Cruz County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Alto
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Tumacacori-Carmen
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 Alto. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alto.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alto. 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 Alto.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alto. See our Newspapers Page for Alto.
Other Roadside Stops ...
The Communities of Arizona
About Santa Cruz County
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Santa Cruz County: www.co.santa-cruz.az.us/
The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/
|<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 Alto, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.|
|<2>||If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Santa Cruz, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.|
|<3>||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.|
|<4>||The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alto - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.|
|<5>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alto) to Point B.|
If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alto. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alto
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6206, Longitude: -110.8756 In this case, the coordinates for Alto have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
|<6>||While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.|
|<7>||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.|