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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.
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
The location where Alton once stood is in the (912) area code.
Adding Alton to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Alton in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Alton elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alton on our Genealogy Page.
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.
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Tattnall County: www.tattnall.com/
The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 11 May 2021