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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

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.

  • Garden Acres [Liberty County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Acres
    • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Acres
  • Manassas [Tattnall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manassas
    • Manassas [Tattnall County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,970 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manassas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas<7>
  • Hagan [Evans County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hagan
    • Hagan [Evans County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,029 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hagan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hagan<7>
  • Donald [Long County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donald
    • Donald [Long County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,466 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donald
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • 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
    • Allenhurst [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allenhurst
      • Allenhurst [Liberty County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 716 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allenhurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allenhurst<7>
    • Midway [Tattnall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway
      • Midway [Tattnall County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 657 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
    • Pineview [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineview
      • Pineview [Liberty County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 489 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineview
    • Mendes [Tattnall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendes
      • Mendes [Tattnall County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendes
    • Odum [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odum
      • Odum [Wayne County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odum<7>

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 ...

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About Tattnall County

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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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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).
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