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Welcome to Alto ...

Alto is located in Richland Parish<1>.

Alto is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Alto lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alto is within the (318) area code.

Communities Also Named Alto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Alto - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota (2), Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Alto ...

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

  • Monroe [Ouachita Parish]
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    • Monroe [Ouachita Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northwest of Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,998 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe<4>
  • Winnsboro [Franklin Parish]
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    • Winnsboro [Franklin Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,462 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnsboro<4>
  • Rayville [Richland Parish]
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    • Rayville [Richland Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,436 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rayville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rayville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rayville<4>
  • Richwood [Ouachita Parish]
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    • Richwood [Ouachita Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,375 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richwood have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
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    • Mangham [Richland Parish]
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      • Mangham [Richland Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 627 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mangham<4>
    • Baskin [Franklin Parish]
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      • Baskin [Franklin Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 240 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baskin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baskin<4>
    • Oak Ridge [Morehouse Parish]
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      • Oak Ridge [Morehouse Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the north of Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 118 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Ridge<4>
    • Archibald [Richland Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archibald
      • Archibald [Richland Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the east of Alto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archibald have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archibald
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Archibald<4>
    • New Light [Richland Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Light
      • New Light [Richland Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Alto
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Light
    • Start [Richland Parish]
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      • Start [Richland Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the north of Alto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Start have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Start
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Start<4>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alto ...

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

Adding Alto to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alto 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 Alto was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alto on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Louisiana (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Richland Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Richland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alto - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Alto) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alto. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AltoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3580, Longitude: -91.8608    
<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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