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Welcome to Alton Station ...

Alton Station is located in Anderson County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Alton Station: Alton Sta. (in Canada, 'Stn.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Alton Station is 800 feet [244 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Alton Station lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Alton Station and travel south, you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Alton Station is located in the (502) area code.

Adding Alton Station to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alton Station in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alton Station was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alton Station on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alton Station on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Alton Station ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Alton Station - it's located in Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alton Station.

Communities near Alton Station ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alton Station.

  • Frankfort [Franklin County]
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    • Frankfort [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Alton Station
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,755 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankfort
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frankfort<4>
  • Shelbyville [Shelby County]
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    • Shelbyville [Shelby County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Alton Station
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,585 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelbyville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelbyville<4>
  • Lawrenceburg [Anderson County]
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    • Lawrenceburg [Anderson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southeast of Alton Station
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,509 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawrenceburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrenceburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawrenceburg<4>
  • Versailles [Woodford County]
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    • Versailles [Woodford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the east of Alton Station
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,318 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Versailles have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Versailles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Versailles<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Midway [Woodford County]
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      • Midway [Woodford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the east of Alton Station
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,893 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midway have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midway<4>
    • Stamping Ground [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamping Ground
      • Stamping Ground [Scott County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northeast of Alton Station
      • Estimated population in 2019: 802 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamping Ground
    • Keene [Jessamine County]
    • Birdie [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdie
      • Birdie [Anderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Alton Station
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birdie have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Anderson City [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anderson City
      • Anderson City [Anderson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Alton Station
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anderson City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson City
    • Clifton [Woodford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Woodford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the east of Alton Station
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton

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 Station. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alton Station.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alton Station. 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 Station.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alton Station. See our Newspapers Page for Alton Station.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alton Station ...

Looking for more information about Alton Station? 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 Station, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alton Station.

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

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Anderson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alton Station - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alton Station) 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 Station. 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 Alton StationOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alton Station. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0782, Longitude: -84.9422    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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