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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 Tattnall 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 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Alton was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alton would have been located in the (912) area code.

Communities near Alton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Alton and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Population
DirDistance
Allenhurst   [Map]   738   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Claxton   [Map]   2,257   N   18 miles [29 km]
Gum Branch   [Map]   254   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hagan   [Map]   983   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hinesville   [Map]   33,140   E   18 miles [29 km]
Jesup   [Map]   9,754   S   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Communities Also Named Alton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Georgia communities named Alton: This one is located in Tattnall County and the other is located in Milton County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 37 communities that are also named Alton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, 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.

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 Alton. 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 Alton. 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 Alton.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Tattnall County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tattnall County: www.tattnall.com/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.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.

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<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.

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<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.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>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- 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: 31.8971, Longitude: -81.9093     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alton.

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