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Welcome to Alton ...

Alton is located in Bear Lake County.

The location of Alton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Alton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altonian<2>

Alton is 6,060 feet [1,847 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Alton is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Alton lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alton is within the (208) area code.

Communities Also Named Alton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 37 communities that are also named Alton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia (2), 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.

  • Montpelier [Bear Lake County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montpelier have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier
    • Montpelier [Bear Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Alton
    • Estimated population for 2018: 2,522 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montpelier
  • Cokeville [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokeville
    • Cokeville [Lincoln County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Alton
    • Estimated population for 2018: 548 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cokeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cokeville
  • Paris [Bear Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
    • Paris [Bear Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Alton
    • Estimated population for 2018: 516 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris
  • Bloomington [Bear Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomington
    • Bloomington [Bear Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Alton
    • Estimated population for 2018: 209 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomington
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Saint Charles [Bear Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Charles have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Charles
      • Saint Charles [Bear Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Alton
      • Estimated population for 2018: 152 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Charles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Charles
    • Dingle [Bear Lake County]
    • Geneva [Bear Lake County]
    • Taylor [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
    • Bern [Bear Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bern have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bern
      • Bern [Bear Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bern
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bern
    • Fish Haven [Bear Lake County]

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.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alton ...

Looking for more information about Alton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Idaho

About Bear Lake County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Bear Lake County: www.bearlakecounty.info/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 42.2274, Longitude: -111.1516       In this case, the coordinates for Alton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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