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Alto, Arizona

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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.

We aren't confident of the location of Alto, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

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.<3> In other words, the elevation 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

If Alto still existed, it would have been in the (520) area code.

Communities near Alto ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alto and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Casa Blanca - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Crittenden - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Kentucky Camp - Historic   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Madera Canyon   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Nogales   [Map]   20,076   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Otero - Historic   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alto.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alto. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alto.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alto:

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Alto, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy. 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 gone without an obvious trace.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alto - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alto have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alto.

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