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Our Genealogy Helper for Alton ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Alton (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Alton. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Alton is located in Sioux County.

To see how the shape of Iowa's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sioux County: Lyon, O'Brien, Plymouth, Lincoln (SD) & Union (SD).

Below are the counties that are near Alton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Alton:

  • Sioux County     (The home county of Alton)
    • Orange City [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange City
      • Orange City [Sioux County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orange City<2>
    • Granville [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granville
      • Granville [Sioux County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 303 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granville
    • Hospers [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hospers
      • Hospers [Sioux County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 699 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hospers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hospers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hospers<2>
    • Maurice [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maurice
      • Maurice [Sioux County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 270 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maurice have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maurice
    • Sioux Center [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sioux Center
      • Sioux Center [Sioux County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,665 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sioux Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sioux Center<2>
    • Westbrook Village [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westbrook Village
      • Westbrook Village [Sioux County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westbrook Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook Village
    • Boyden [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyden
      • Boyden [Sioux County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 682 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyden
    • Hull [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
      • Hull [Sioux County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,296 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hull<2>
    • Ireton [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ireton
      • Ireton [Sioux County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 595 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ireton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ireton<2>
    • Matlock [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matlock
      • Matlock [Sioux County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 89 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matlock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matlock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matlock<2>
    • Lebanon [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [Sioux County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • McNally [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNally
      • McNally [Sioux County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNally
  • Buena Vista County
    • Linn Grove [Buena Vista County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linn Grove
      • Linn Grove [Buena Vista County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linn Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linn Grove<2>
  • Cherokee County
    • Marcus [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marcus
      • Marcus [Cherokee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,055 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marcus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marcus<2>
    • Cleghorn [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleghorn
      • Cleghorn [Cherokee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleghorn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleghorn
    • Meriden [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [Cherokee County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meriden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
    • Fielding [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fielding
      • Fielding [Cherokee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fielding
    • Mary Hill [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mary Hill
      • Mary Hill [Cherokee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mary Hill
    • Larrabee [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Larrabee
      • Larrabee [Cherokee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 130 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Larrabee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Larrabee
    • Cherokee [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee
      • Cherokee [Cherokee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,841 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherokee<2>
    • Quimby [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quimby
      • Quimby [Cherokee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quimby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quimby
    • Washta [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washta
      • Washta [Cherokee County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 222 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washta
    • Aurelia [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurelia
      • Aurelia [Cherokee County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 952 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurelia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurelia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurelia<2>
  • Clay County
    • Peterson [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterson
      • Peterson [Clay County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 304 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peterson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterson<2>
    • Everly [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everly
      • Everly [Clay County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 541 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Everly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everly
    • Royal [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal
      • Royal [Clay County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Royal<2>
  • Lyon County
    • Doon [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doon
      • Doon [Lyon County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 599 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Doon<2>
    • George [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for George
      • George [Lyon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,029 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for George have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on George
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for George<2>
    • Alvord [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alvord
      • Alvord [Lyon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alvord have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvord
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alvord<2>
    • Inwood [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inwood
      • Inwood [Lyon County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 847 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inwood<2>
    • Rock Rapids [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Rapids
      • Rock Rapids [Lyon County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,518 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Rapids
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Rapids<2>
    • Little Rock [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Rock
      • Little Rock [Lyon County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 433 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Rock<2>
    • Lester [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Lyon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 303 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
    • Larchwood [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Larchwood
      • Larchwood [Lyon County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 918 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Larchwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Larchwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Larchwood<2>
  • O'Brien County
    • Germantown [O'Brien County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germantown
      • Germantown [O'Brien County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Germantown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Germantown
    • Sheldon [O'Brien County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
      • Sheldon [O'Brien County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,071 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheldon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheldon<2>
    • Paullina [O'Brien County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paullina
      • Paullina [O'Brien County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 965 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paullina have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paullina
    • Archer [O'Brien County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archer
      • Archer [O'Brien County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 123 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Archer<2>
    • Primghar [O'Brien County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Primghar
      • Primghar [O'Brien County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 858 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Primghar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Primghar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Primghar<2>
    • Sanborn [O'Brien County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanborn
      • Sanborn [O'Brien County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,390 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanborn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanborn<2>
    • Calumet [O'Brien County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calumet
      • Calumet [O'Brien County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calumet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calumet
    • Sutherland [O'Brien County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutherland
      • Sutherland [O'Brien County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 588 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutherland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutherland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutherland<2>
    • Hartley [O'Brien County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartley
      • Hartley [O'Brien County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,556 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartley
    • Moneta [O'Brien County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moneta
      • Moneta [O'Brien County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moneta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moneta
  • Osceola County
    • Ashton [Osceola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashton
      • Ashton [Osceola County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashton<2>
    • Melvin [Osceola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melvin
      • Melvin [Osceola County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melvin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melvin
    • Cloverdale [Osceola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Osceola County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
    • Sibley [Osceola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sibley
      • Sibley [Osceola County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,586 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sibley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sibley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sibley<2>
    • Ocheyedan [Osceola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocheyedan
      • Ocheyedan [Osceola County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 463 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocheyedan
  • Plymouth County
    • Oyens [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oyens
      • Oyens [Plymouth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 102 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oyens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oyens
    • Struble [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Struble
      • Struble [Plymouth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 77 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Struble have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Struble
    • Remsen [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Remsen
      • Remsen [Plymouth County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,607 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Remsen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Remsen<2>
    • Craig [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craig
      • Craig [Plymouth County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 91 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craig have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
    • Le Mars [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Le Mars
      • Le Mars [Plymouth County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Le Mars have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Le Mars
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Le Mars<2>
    • Brunsville [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brunsville
      • Brunsville [Plymouth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brunsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunsville
    • Merrill [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrill
      • Merrill [Plymouth County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 723 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Adaville [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adaville
      • Adaville [Plymouth County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adaville
    • Kingsley [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsley
      • Kingsley [Plymouth County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,397 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsley
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    • Hinton [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Plymouth County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 954 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<2>
    • Akron [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akron
      • Akron [Plymouth County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,454 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Akron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Akron<2>
    • Westfield [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
      • Westfield [Plymouth County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Woodbury County
    • Pierson [Woodbury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierson
      • Pierson [Woodbury County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 349 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierson
    • Moville [Woodbury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moville
      • Moville [Woodbury County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,651 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lawton [Woodbury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawton
      • Lawton [Woodbury County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 979 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawton
    • Correctionville [Woodbury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Correctionville
      • Correctionville [Woodbury County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 792 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Correctionville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Correctionville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Correctionville<2>
    • Cushing [Woodbury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cushing
      • Cushing [Woodbury County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cushing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cushing
    • Sioux City [Woodbury County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sioux City
      • Sioux City [Woodbury County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 82,759 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sioux City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sioux City<2>
  • Nobles County (MN)
    • Ellsworth [Nobles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellsworth
      • Ellsworth [Nobles County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 450 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellsworth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellsworth
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    • Bigelow [Nobles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bigelow
      • Bigelow [Nobles County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 226 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bigelow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bigelow
  • Rock County (MN)
    • Steen [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steen
      • Steen [Rock County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 164 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steen
    • Kanaranzi [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanaranzi
      • Kanaranzi [Rock County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanaranzi have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lincoln County (SD)
    • Hudson [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Lincoln County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<2>
    • Fairview [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<2>
    • Canton [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Lincoln County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,583 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<2>
  • Union County (SD)
    • Alcester [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alcester
      • Alcester [Union County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 756 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alcester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alcester<2>
    • Nora [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nora
      • Nora [Union County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 240 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nora
    • Richland [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Union County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 215 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
    • Emmet [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmet
      • Emmet [Union County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmet
    • Jefferson [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Union County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 515 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<2>
    • Spink [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spink
      • Spink [Union County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 237 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spink
    • Elk Point [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Point
      • Elk Point [Union County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • McCook Lake [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCook Lake
      • McCook Lake [Union County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCook Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCook Lake
    • North Sioux City [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Sioux City
      • North Sioux City [Union County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,952 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Sioux City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Beresford [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beresford
      • Beresford [Union County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,043 people
      • Former name for Beresford:
      • Paris
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For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Alton, see our County-by-County Page for Alton.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Alton ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 64 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Alton. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Alton and those printed in the larger area surrounding Alton.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 39 miles [62.8 km] of Alton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Alton:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Iowa
    • Stories from Minnesota
    • Stories from South Dakota

Cemeteries Near Alton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alton.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Alton covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • St. Marys Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
  • Nassau Twp. Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nassau Twp. Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nassau Twp. Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nassau Twp. Cemetery
  • West Lawn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Lawn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Lawn Cemetery
  • Newkirk Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Newkirk Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Newkirk Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newkirk Cemetery
  • Sherman Twp. Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sherman Twp. Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sherman Twp. Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sherman Twp. Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Alton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman Twp. Cemetery
  • Eason Family Burial Plot
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eason Family Burial Plot
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eason Family Burial Plot have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Eason Family Burial Plot lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eason Family Burial Plot
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    • St. Josephs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Josephs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Josephs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Josephs Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Alton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Josephs Cemetery
    • Floyd Twp. Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Floyd Twp. Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Floyd Twp. Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Floyd Twp. Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floyd Twp. Cemetery
    • St. Anthonys Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anthonys Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Anthonys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Anthonys Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anthonys Cemetery
    • Hospers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hospers Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hospers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hospers Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hospers Cemetery
    • St. Marys Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Marys Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Alton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
    • Hospers Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hospers Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hospers Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hospers Memorial Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hospers Memorial Cemetery
    • Middleburg Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Middleburg Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Middleburg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Middleburg Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleburg Cemetery
    • Memory Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memory Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memory Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Memory Gardens lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton.
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    • Seney City Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Seney City Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Seney City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Seney City Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seney City Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Alton had a population of 708 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Alton had a population of 1,249 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Alton, with the one closest to Alton listed first.

  • Alton [Sioux County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
    • Alton [Sioux County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Alton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 708 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,249 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton<2>
  • Orange City [Sioux County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange City
    • Orange City [Sioux County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,216 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,260 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Orange City had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orange City<2>
  • Carnes [Sioux County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carnes
    • Carnes [Sioux County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Carnes had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carnes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carnes
  • Newkirk [Sioux County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newkirk
    • Newkirk [Sioux County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Alton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Newkirk had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newkirk have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newkirk
  • Granville [Sioux County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granville
    • Granville [Sioux County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Alton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 303 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Granville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granville
  • Hospers [Sioux County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hospers
    • Hospers [Sioux County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 699 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hospers had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hospers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hospers
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hospers<2>
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    • Maurice [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maurice
      • Maurice [Sioux County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 270 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Maurice had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maurice have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maurice
    • Middleburg [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleburg
      • Middleburg [Sioux County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Alton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Middleburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleburg
    • Sioux Center [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sioux Center
      • Sioux Center [Sioux County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 8 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,665 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sioux Center had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sioux Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sioux Center<2>
    • Struble [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Struble
      • Struble [Plymouth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 77 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Struble had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Struble have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Struble
    • Seney [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seney
      • Seney [Plymouth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 83 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Seney had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seney have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seney
    • Oyens [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oyens
      • Oyens [Plymouth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 112 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 102 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oyens had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oyens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oyens
    • Remsen [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Remsen
      • Remsen [Plymouth County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 580 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,607 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Remsen had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Remsen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Remsen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Remsen<2>
    • Boyden [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyden
      • Boyden [Sioux County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 277 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 682 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Boyden had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyden
    • Marcus [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marcus
      • Marcus [Cherokee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 671 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,055 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Marcus had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marcus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marcus<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Alton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alton.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Alton ...

While our initial data about Alton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Alton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Alton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Note for Alton:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Prairies East & Ozarks
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004
(Available from Amazon.com)

Shell Oil Road Map for Iowa (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Alton in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Alton for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Alton. See our Misc Page for Alton for more information.

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Sioux County

About Iowa

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sioux County: www.siouxcounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AltonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9875, Longitude: -96.0093       In this case, the coordinates for Alton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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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