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Welcome to Alton ...

Alton is located in Anderson County<1>.

The location of Alton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Alton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altonian<3>

Alton is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

The area code for Alton: (502)

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), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), 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.

  • Frankfort [Franklin County]
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    • Frankfort [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 27,679 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankfort
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frankfort<6>
  • Shelbyville [Shelby County]
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    • Shelbyville [Shelby County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 16,246 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelbyville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelbyville<6>
  • Lawrenceburg [Anderson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawrenceburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrenceburg
    • Lawrenceburg [Anderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 11,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrenceburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawrenceburg<6>
  • Versailles [Woodford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Versailles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Versailles
    • Versailles [Woodford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 9,316 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Versailles<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Midway [Woodford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway
      • Midway [Woodford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,801 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midway<6>
    • Stamping Ground [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamping Ground
      • Stamping Ground [Scott County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 785 people
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    • Birdie [Anderson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birdie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdie
      • Birdie [Anderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Alton
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    • Clifton [Woodford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Woodford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Alton
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    • Millville [Woodford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millville
      • Millville [Woodford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millville
    • Tyrone [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyrone
      • Tyrone [Anderson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyrone

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.

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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 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 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>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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: 38.0890, Longitude: -84.9350       In this case, the coordinates for Alton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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