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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<2>.

The location of Alton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

When the people of Alton referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Altonian<4>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Alton is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

If Alton still existed, it would have been in the (912) area code.

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.

Communities near Alton ...

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

  • Hinesville [Liberty County]
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    • Hinesville [Liberty County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Alton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,085 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinesville<7>
  • Jesup [Wayne County]
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    • Jesup [Wayne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Alton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,847 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jesup
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jesup<7>
  • Garden Acres [Liberty County]
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    • Garden Acres [Liberty County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,713 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Walthourville [Liberty County]
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    • Walthourville [Liberty County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Alton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,065 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walthourville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walthourville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walthourville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Reidsville [Tattnall County]
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      • Reidsville [Tattnall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,665 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reidsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reidsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reidsville<7>
    • Donald [Long County]
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      • Donald [Long County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,466 people
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    • Ludowici [Long County]
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      • Ludowici [Long County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludowici have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludowici
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ludowici<7>
    • Claxton [Evans County]
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      • Claxton [Evans County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Claxton<7>
    • Hagan [Evans County]
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      • Hagan [Evans County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 953 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hagan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hagan<7>
    • Doe Run Estates [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doe Run Estates
      • Doe Run Estates [Liberty County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 736 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doe Run Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doe Run Estates

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.

Adding Alton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alton in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alton was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1915.

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alton on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in 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.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Tattnall, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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       In this case, the coordinates for Alton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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