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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 southwest 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 south.

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 south 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 Madison County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Bond, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, Saint Clair, Saint Charles (MO), Saint Louis City (MO) & Saint Louis (MO).

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:

  • Madison County     (The home county of Alton)
    • Altamont [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altamont
      • Altamont [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altamont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altamont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altamont<3>
    • East Alton [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Alton
      • East Alton [Madison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,922 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Alton
    • Belmont Village [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont Village
      • Belmont Village [Madison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont Village
    • Rosewood Heights [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosewood Heights
      • Rosewood Heights [Madison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosewood Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosewood Heights
    • Godfrey [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Godfrey
      • Godfrey [Madison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,393 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Godfrey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Godfrey<3>
    • Melville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melville
      • Melville [Madison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melville
    • Cottage Hills [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage Hills
      • Cottage Hills [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottage Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Hills
    • Wood River [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood River
      • Wood River [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,002 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bethalto [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethalto
      • Bethalto [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,201 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethalto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethalto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethalto<3>
    • Hartford [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
      • Hartford [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,330 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartford<3>
    • Roxana [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxana
      • Roxana [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,406 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxana<3>
    • South Roxana [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Roxana
      • South Roxana [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,986 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Roxana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Roxana
  • Bond County
    • Old Ripley [Bond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Ripley
      • Old Ripley [Bond County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 98 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Ripley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Ripley
    • Pierron [Bond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierron
      • Pierron [Bond County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 535 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sorento [Bond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sorento
      • Sorento [Bond County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 463 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sorento<3>
    • Pocahontas [Bond County]
  • Calhoun County
    • Deer Plain [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Plain
      • Deer Plain [Calhoun County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Plain
    • Golden Eagle [Calhoun County]
    • Brussels [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brussels
      • Brussels [Calhoun County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brussels have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brussels
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brussels<3>
    • Batchtown [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batchtown
      • Batchtown [Calhoun County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batchtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gilead [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilead
      • Gilead [Calhoun County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilead
    • Hardin [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardin
      • Hardin [Calhoun County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 881 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardin<3>
    • Michael [Calhoun County]
    • Kampsville [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kampsville
      • Kampsville [Calhoun County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kampsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kampsville<3>
    • Hamburg [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamburg
      • Hamburg [Calhoun County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Clinton County
    • Trenton [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
      • Trenton [Clinton County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,566 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton<3>
    • Aviston [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aviston
      • Aviston [Clinton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,156 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aviston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aviston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aviston<3>
    • New Baden [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Baden
      • New Baden [Clinton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,205 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Baden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Baden
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    • Saint Rose [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Rose
      • Saint Rose [Clinton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Rose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Rose
    • Albers [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albers
      • Albers [Clinton County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albers
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    • New Memphis [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Memphis
      • New Memphis [Clinton County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Memphis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Breese [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breese
      • Breese [Clinton County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,538 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breese
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Breese<3>
    • Damiansville [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damiansville
      • Damiansville [Clinton County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 484 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damiansville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damiansville
  • Greene County
    • Kane [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kane
      • Kane [Greene County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kane<3>
    • Rockbridge [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockbridge
      • Rockbridge [Greene County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockbridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockbridge<3>
    • Mid City [Greene County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mid City
      • Mid City [Greene County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mid City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • East Hardin [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Hardin
      • East Hardin [Greene County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Hardin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Hardin
    • Carrollton [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Greene County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<3>
    • Woody [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woody
      • Woody [Greene County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woody
    • Greenfield [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Greene County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 965 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenfield<3>
    • Wrights [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrights
      • Wrights [Greene County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wrights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wrights<3>
    • Eldred [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldred
      • Eldred [Greene County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 183 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldred have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldred
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eldred<3>
    • White Hall [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Hall
      • White Hall [Greene County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,269 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Hall<3>
  • Jersey County
    • Elsah [Jersey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elsah
      • Elsah [Jersey County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 604 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elsah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elsah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elsah<3>
    • Dow [Jersey County]
    • McClusky [Jersey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McClusky
      • McClusky [Jersey County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McClusky
    • Chautauqua [Jersey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chautauqua
      • Chautauqua [Jersey County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chautauqua
    • Grafton [Jersey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [Jersey County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 691 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<3>
    • Otterville [Jersey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otterville
      • Otterville [Jersey County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otterville
    • Fidelity [Jersey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fidelity
      • Fidelity [Jersey County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fidelity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jerseyville [Jersey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerseyville
      • Jerseyville [Jersey County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerseyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jerseyville<3>
    • Fieldon [Jersey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fieldon
      • Fieldon [Jersey County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 219 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fieldon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fieldon<3>
    • Nutwood [Jersey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutwood
      • Nutwood [Jersey County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutwood
  • Macoupin County
    • Brighton [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Macoupin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,119 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brighton<3>
    • Piasa [Macoupin County]
    • Bunker Hill [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunker Hill
      • Bunker Hill [Macoupin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunker Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunker Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunker Hill<3>
    • Shipman [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shipman
      • Shipman [Macoupin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 583 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shipman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shipman<3>
    • Royal Lakes [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Lakes
      • Royal Lakes [Macoupin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 185 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Royal Lakes has also been known as:
      • Royal Lakes village
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    • Medora [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medora
      • Medora [Macoupin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 390 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Summerville [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerville
      • Summerville [Macoupin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerville
    • Dorchester [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorchester
      • Dorchester [Macoupin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dorchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
    • Plainview [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
      • Plainview [Macoupin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wilsonville [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsonville
      • Wilsonville [Macoupin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 550 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Staunton [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Staunton
      • Staunton [Macoupin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,919 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Staunton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Staunton<3>
    • Challacombe [Macoupin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Challacombe
      • Challacombe [Macoupin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Challacombe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Challacombe
  • Monroe County
    • Columbia [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Monroe County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,627 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Waterloo [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterloo
      • Waterloo [Monroe County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,536 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterloo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Valmeyer [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valmeyer
      • Valmeyer [Monroe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,238 people
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  • Montgomery County
    • Walshville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walshville
      • Walshville [Montgomery County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 61 people
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    • Litchfield [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Litchfield
      • Litchfield [Montgomery County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,609 people
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    • Panama [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panama
      • Panama [Montgomery County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panama have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Donnellson [Montgomery County]
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      • Donnellson [Montgomery County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 196 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donnellson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Butler [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
      • Butler [Montgomery County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 163 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Taylor Springs [Montgomery County]
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      • Taylor Springs [Montgomery County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 650 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Saint Clair County
    • Brooklyn [Saint Clair County]
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      • Brooklyn [Saint Clair County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 687 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fairmont City [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont City
      • Fairmont City [Saint Clair County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,439 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairmont City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • National City [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for National City
      • National City [Saint Clair County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for National City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East Saint Louis [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Saint Louis
      • East Saint Louis [Saint Clair County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,776 people
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    • Washington Park [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington Park
      • Washington Park [Saint Clair County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,831 people
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    • Caseyville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caseyville
      • Caseyville [Saint Clair County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,115 people
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    • Bunkum [Saint Clair County]
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      • Bunkum [Saint Clair County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Alton
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    • Alorton [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alorton
      • Alorton [Saint Clair County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,880 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alorton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • French Village [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Village
      • French Village [Saint Clair County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sauget [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sauget
      • Sauget [Saint Clair County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sauget have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cahokia [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cahokia
      • Cahokia [Saint Clair County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,742 people
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    • Centreville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centreville
      • Centreville [Saint Clair County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,844 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centreville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Franklin County (MO)
    • Saint Albans [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Albans
      • Saint Albans [Franklin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Albans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Jefferson County (MO)
    • Arnold [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold
      • Arnold [Jefferson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Parkdale [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkdale
      • Parkdale [Jefferson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 162 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • High Ridge [Jefferson County]
    • Peaceful Village [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peaceful Village
      • Peaceful Village [Jefferson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 67 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peaceful Village came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
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    • Imperial [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Imperial
      • Imperial [Jefferson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Imperial have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kimmswick [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimmswick
      • Kimmswick [Jefferson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimmswick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Byrnes Mill [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byrnes Mill
      • Byrnes Mill [Jefferson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,015 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byrnes Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Barnhart [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnhart
      • Barnhart [Jefferson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnhart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • House Springs [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for House Springs
      • House Springs [Jefferson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for House Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lincoln County (MO)
    • Old Monroe [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Monroe
      • Old Monroe [Lincoln County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Winfield [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Lincoln County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,591 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Foley [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foley
      • Foley [Lincoln County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 172 people
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    • Chain-of-Rocks [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chain-of-Rocks
      • Chain-of-Rocks [Lincoln County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 105 people
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    • Fountain N' Lakes [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain N' Lakes
      • Fountain N' Lakes [Lincoln County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain N' Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fountain N' Lakes has also been known as:
      • Fountain N' Lakes village
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    • Elsberry [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elsberry
      • Elsberry [Lincoln County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,098 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elsberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Moscow Mills [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow Mills
      • Moscow Mills [Lincoln County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,652 people
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  • Saint Charles County (MO)
    • West Alton [Saint Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Alton
      • West Alton [Saint Charles County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Alton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Portage Des Sioux [Saint Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage Des Sioux
      • Portage Des Sioux [Saint Charles County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portage Des Sioux have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Saint Charles [Saint Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Charles
      • Saint Charles [Saint Charles County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,761 people
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    • Harvester [Saint Charles County]
    • Saint Peters [Saint Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Peters
      • Saint Peters [Saint Charles County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,043 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Peters have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • All Saints Village [Saint Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for All Saints Village
      • All Saints Village [Saint Charles County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for All Saints Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cottleville [Saint Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottleville
      • Cottleville [Saint Charles County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,925 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Weldon Spring [Saint Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weldon Spring
      • Weldon Spring [Saint Charles County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,546 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weldon Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Weldon Spring Heights [Saint Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weldon Spring Heights
      • Weldon Spring Heights [Saint Charles County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 90 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weldon Spring Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • O'Fallon [Saint Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for O'Fallon
      • O'Fallon [Saint Charles County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for O'Fallon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Saint Paul [Saint Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Paul
      • Saint Paul [Saint Charles County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,796 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Paul have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dardenne Prairie [Saint Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dardenne Prairie
      • Dardenne Prairie [Saint Charles County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,397 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dardenne Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Saint Louis City (MO)
    • Baden [Saint Louis City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baden
      • Baden [Saint Louis City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Alton
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    • Saint Louis [Saint Louis City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Louis
      • Saint Louis [Saint Louis City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 297,645 people
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    • University City [Saint Louis City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University City
      • University City [Saint Louis City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,049 people
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    • Cheltenham [Saint Louis City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheltenham
      • Cheltenham [Saint Louis City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheltenham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Carondelet [Saint Louis City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carondelet
      • Carondelet [Saint Louis City] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Alton
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  • Saint Louis County (MO)
    • Spanish Lake [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Lake
      • Spanish Lake [Saint Louis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spanish Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Black Jack [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Jack
      • Black Jack [Saint Louis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,921 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Jack have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Glasgow Village [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow Village
      • Glasgow Village [Saint Louis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bellefontaine Neighbors [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellefontaine Neighbors
      • Bellefontaine Neighbors [Saint Louis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,297 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellefontaine Neighbors have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Castle Point [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Point
      • Castle Point [Saint Louis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Moline Acres [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moline Acres
      • Moline Acres [Saint Louis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moline Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Riverview [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Saint Louis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,821 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Florissant [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florissant
      • Florissant [Saint Louis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,795 people
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    • Calverton Park [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calverton Park
      • Calverton Park [Saint Louis County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,267 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calverton Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dellwood [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dellwood
      • Dellwood [Saint Louis County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,994 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dellwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ferguson [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferguson
      • Ferguson [Saint Louis County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferguson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jennings [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings
      • Jennings [Saint Louis County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,644 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 110 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 15 miles [24.1 km] of Alton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Illinois
    • Stories from Missouri

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.

  • Alton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alton Cemetery
    • The Alton Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in Alton.
    • Alton Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Alton National Cemetery
    • Grandview Cemetery
    • Lovejoy Cemetery
    • Lovejoy Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #640635<5>
  • Oakwood Cemetery
  • St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery
  • Confederate Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Confederate Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Confederate Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Confederate Cemetery
  • St. Josephs Cemetery
  • East Alton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Alton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the East Alton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Alton Cemetery
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    • Milton Cemetery
    • Greenwood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Cemetery
    • Immaculate Conception Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Immaculate Conception Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Immaculate Conception Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Immaculate Conception Cemetery
    • Bailey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bailey Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bailey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey Cemetery
    • Espedeza Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Espedeza Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Espedeza Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Espedeza Cemetery
    • Alton State Hospital Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alton State Hospital Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alton State Hospital Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton State Hospital Cemetery
    • Godfrey City Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Godfrey City Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Godfrey City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Godfrey City Cemetery
    • Valhalla Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Valhalla Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Valhalla Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valhalla Memorial Cemetery
    • Woodlawn Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodlawn Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodlawn Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn Hill 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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Alton had a population of 10,294 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Alton had a population of 26,049 people.

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

  • Alton [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
    • Alton [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Alton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10,294 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,049 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton<3>
  • Upper Alton [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Alton
    • Upper Alton [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Alton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,803 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Upper Alton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper Alton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Alton
  • North Alton [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Alton
    • North Alton [Madison 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: 762 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, North Alton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Alton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Alton
  • Godfrey [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Godfrey
    • Godfrey [Madison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 228 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,393 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Godfrey had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Godfrey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Godfrey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Godfrey<3>
  • Melville [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melville
    • Melville [Madison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Melville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melville
  • Bethalto [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethalto
    • Bethalto [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Alton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 879 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,201 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bethalto had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethalto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethalto
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethalto<3>
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    • Spanish Lake [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Lake
      • Spanish Lake [Saint Louis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Spanish Lake had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spanish Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Lake
    • Fosterburg [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fosterburg
      • Fosterburg [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 110 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fosterburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fosterburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fosterburg
    • Cross Keys [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Keys
      • Cross Keys [Saint Louis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cross Keys had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Keys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Keys
    • Wanda [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wanda
      • Wanda [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wanda had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wanda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wanda
    • Moro [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moro
      • Moro [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 210 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Moro had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moro<3>
    • Brooks [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooks
      • Brooks [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 219 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Brooks had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
    • Portage Des Sioux [Saint Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage Des Sioux
      • Portage Des Sioux [Saint Charles County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 225 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Portage Des Sioux had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portage Des Sioux have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage Des Sioux
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portage Des Sioux<3>
    • Florissant [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florissant
      • Florissant [Saint Louis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,100 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,795 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Florissant had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florissant
    • Mitchell [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Madison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Alton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mitchell had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell

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

U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851)
Published by W. & J.C. Greer, Printers

Map from 1860 (unknown title/publisher)

Map from 1870 (unknown title/publisher)

Rand McNally Map of Illinois (1897)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Great Lakes West
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2005
(Available from Amazon.com)

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 Illinois (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.

Railroad Mentions of Alton:

A scheduled stop for the Abraham Lincoln: From Baltimore & Ohio's timetable for the defunct Abraham Lincoln (train schedule from 1950). The Abraham Lincoln travelled between Chicago (IL) and Saint Louis (MO)

The Communities of Illinois

About Madison County

About Illinois

The official website for Alton: www.alton-il.com/

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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, 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: 38.8955, Longitude: -90.1764    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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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