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Alton, Florida

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Welcome to Alton ...

Alton is located in Lafayette County<1>.

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

When the people of Alton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altonian<3>

Alton is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Alton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Alton: (386)

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, Arkansas, California, 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.

  • Live Oak [Suwannee County]
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    • Live Oak [Suwannee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Alton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,990 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Live Oak<6>
  • Branford [Suwannee County]
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    • Branford [Suwannee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Alton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 735 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Branford<6>
  • Buckville [Lafayette County]
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    • Buckville [Lafayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Alton
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  • O'Brien [Suwannee County]
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    • McAlpin [Suwannee County]
    • Day [Lafayette County]
    • Dowling Park [Suwannee County]
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      • Dowling Park [Suwannee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Alton
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    • Salem [Taylor County]
    • Little Lake City [Gilchrist County]
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      • Little Lake City [Gilchrist County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the southeast of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wellborn [Suwannee County]

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.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alton ...

Looking for more information about Alton? 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 Alton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alton.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Lafayette, 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 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 things 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: 30.0530, Longitude: -83.1379       In this case, the coordinates for Alton 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.






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