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Our Genealogy Helper for Alton ...

So far, we have found very little information about Alton. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Alton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Alton, please Contact Us.


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 Parishes/Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring parishes/counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home parish. During their lives, most doctors were in the next parish to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the parish to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring parishes/counties instead of the parish in which they lived:  their home parish contained property and probate records; the parish to the east contained birth and death records; the parish to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring parishes/counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Although our information shows that the community of Alton is historic, it would have been located within present day Concordia Parish.

To see how the shape of Louisiana's parishes have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Concordia Parish: Avoyelles, Catahoula, Pointe Coupee, Tensas, West Feliciana, Adams (MS) & Wilkinson (MS).

Below are the parishes/counties that are near Alton. For each of these parishes/counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Alton:

  • Concordia Parish     (The home parish of Alton)
    • Armagh [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armagh
      • Armagh [Concordia Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armagh
    • Monterey [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
      • Monterey [Concordia Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monterey
    • Acme [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Concordia Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acme have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Acme<4>
    • Athlone [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athlone
      • Athlone [Concordia Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athlone
    • Wildsville [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildsville
      • Wildsville [Concordia Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wildsville<4>
    • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgecrest
      • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 585 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
    • West Ferriday [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Ferriday
      • West Ferriday [Concordia Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Ferriday have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Ferriday
    • Ferriday [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferriday
      • Ferriday [Concordia Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,188 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferriday have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferriday
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferriday<4>
    • Dunbarton [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunbarton
      • Dunbarton [Concordia Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunbarton
    • Vidalia [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vidalia
      • Vidalia [Concordia Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,667 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vidalia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vidalia<4>
    • Clayton [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Concordia Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 623 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<4>
  • Avoyelles Parish
    • North Point [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Point
      • North Point [Avoyelles Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Point
    • Vick [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vick
      • Vick [Avoyelles Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vick
    • Bordelonville [Avoyelles Parish]
    • Moncla [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moncla
      • Moncla [Avoyelles Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moncla
    • Effie [Avoyelles Parish]
    • Marksville [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marksville
      • Marksville [Avoyelles Parish] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marksville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marksville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marksville<4>
    • Center Point [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
      • Center Point [Avoyelles Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center Point<4>
    • Hamburg [Avoyelles Parish]
    • Moreauville [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moreauville
      • Moreauville [Avoyelles Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 849 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moreauville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreauville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moreauville<4>
    • Egg Bend [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egg Bend
      • Egg Bend [Avoyelles Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egg Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egg Bend
    • Mansura [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansura
      • Mansura [Avoyelles Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,342 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansura
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansura<4>
    • Simmesport [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simmesport
      • Simmesport [Avoyelles Parish] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the south of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,032 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simmesport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simmesport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simmesport<4>
  • Catahoula Parish
    • Parhams [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parhams
      • Parhams [Catahoula Parish] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parhams have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parhams
    • Jonesville [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Catahoula Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,950 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<4>
    • Rhinehart [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhinehart
      • Rhinehart [Catahoula Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhinehart have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhinehart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rhinehart<4>
    • Harrisonburg [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisonburg
      • Harrisonburg [Catahoula Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 307 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisonburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisonburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisonburg<4>
    • Aimwell [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aimwell
      • Aimwell [Catahoula Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aimwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aimwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aimwell<4>
    • Wildwood [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Catahoula Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood
    • Sicily Island [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sicily Island
      • Sicily Island [Catahoula Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 438 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sicily Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sicily Island
  • Franklin Parish
    • Wisner [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wisner
      • Wisner [Franklin Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the north of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 881 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wisner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wisner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wisner<4>
  • Grant Parish
    • Pollock [Grant Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollock
      • Pollock [Grant Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pollock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pollock<4>
    • Creola [Grant Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creola
      • Creola [Grant Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 216 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Creola has also been known as:
      • Creola village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creola
    • Georgetown [Grant Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Grant Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 319 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<4>
    • Bentley [Grant Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentley
      • Bentley [Grant Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the west of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bentley<4>
  • La Salle Parish
    • Sharp Town [La Salle Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharp Town
      • Sharp Town [La Salle Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharp Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharp Town
    • Jena [La Salle Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jena
      • Jena [La Salle Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jena<4>
    • Midway [La Salle Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway
      • Midway [La Salle Parish] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
    • Trout [La Salle Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout
      • Trout [La Salle Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trout have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trout<4>
    • Summerville [La Salle Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerville
      • Summerville [La Salle Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerville
    • Olla [La Salle Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olla
      • Olla [La Salle Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,371 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olla have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olla<4>
    • Tullos [La Salle Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tullos
      • Tullos [La Salle Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 390 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tullos
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tullos<4>
    • Urania [La Salle Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Urania
      • Urania [La Salle Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,297 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Urania have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Urania
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Urania<4>
  • Pointe Coupee Parish
    • Lettsworth [Pointe Coupee Parish]
    • Innis [Pointe Coupee Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Innis
      • Innis [Pointe Coupee Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the south of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Innis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Innis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Innis<4>
  • Rapides Parish
    • Deville [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deville
      • Deville [Rapides Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deville<4>
    • Ruby [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Rapides Parish] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruby<4>
    • Kolin [Rapides Parish]
    • Libuse [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Libuse
      • Libuse [Rapides Parish] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the west of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Libuse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Libuse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Libuse<4>
    • Echo [Rapides Parish]
    • Ball [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ball
      • Ball [Rapides Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,906 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ball have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ball<4>
    • Pineville [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Rapides Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<4>
    • Tioga [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tioga
      • Tioga [Rapides Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the west of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tioga have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tioga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tioga<4>
    • Alexandria [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexandria
      • Alexandria [Rapides Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the west of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,573 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<4>
  • Tensas Parish
    • Waterproof [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterproof
      • Waterproof [Tensas Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterproof have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterproof
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterproof<4>
  • West Feliciana Parish
    • Angola [West Feliciana Parish]
    • Tunica [West Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunica
      • Tunica [West Feliciana Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tunica have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tunica<4>
    • Weyanoke [West Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weyanoke
      • Weyanoke [West Feliciana Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weyanoke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weyanoke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weyanoke<4>
  • Adams County (MS)
    • Carthage [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Adams County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Cloverdale [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Adams County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
    • Natchez [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natchez
      • Natchez [Adams County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,362 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natchez
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natchez<4>
  • Wilkinson County (MS)
    • Woodville [Wilkinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodville
      • Woodville [Wilkinson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Alton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 892 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodville<4>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Alton, see our Parish-by-Parish Page for Alton.

Newspapers Published in 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 127 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alton, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Louisiana
    • Stories from Mississippi

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.

  • Pecantly Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pecantly Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Alton Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lone Pine Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lone Pine Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Forman Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Young Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Young Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Steele Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Steele Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hedrick Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hedrick Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • White Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Calhoun Cemetery
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    • Matthew Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Matthew Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gillespie Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gillespie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Flowery Mound Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Flowery Mound Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Parhams Cemetery
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    • Palo Alto Cemetery
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    • Trisler Cemetery
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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.

While we didn't find Alton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Alton.

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

  • Eva [Concordia Parish]
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    • Eva [Concordia Parish] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Alton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eva had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eva have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Parhams [Catahoula Parish]
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    • Parhams [Catahoula Parish] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Alton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Parhams had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parhams have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Glade [Catahoula Parish]
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    • Glade [Catahoula Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Alton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Glade had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glade have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • New Era [Concordia Parish]
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    • New Era [Concordia Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Alton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, New Era had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Era have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Monterey [Concordia Parish]
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    • Monterey [Concordia Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Alton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Monterey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lismore [Concordia Parish]
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    • Lismore [Concordia Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Alton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lismore had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lismore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Security [Catahoula Parish]
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      • Security [Catahoula Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Security had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Security have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Acme [Concordia Parish]
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      • Acme [Concordia Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Alton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Acme had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acme have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Acme<4>
    • Utility [Catahoula Parish]
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      • Utility [Catahoula Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Alton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Utility had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Utility have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jonesville [Catahoula Parish]
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      • Jonesville [Catahoula Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 172 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,950 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jonesville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<4>
    • Frogmore [Concordia Parish]
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      • Frogmore [Concordia Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Alton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Frogmore had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frogmore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chevey Chase [Concordia Parish]
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      • Chevey Chase [Concordia Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Alton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chevey Chase had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chevey Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Trinity [Catahoula Parish]
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      • Trinity [Catahoula Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Alton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 228 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Trinity had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lavacco [Catahoula Parish]
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      • Lavacco [Catahoula Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Alton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lavacco had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lavacco have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bougere [Concordia Parish]
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      • Bougere [Concordia Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Alton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bougere had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bougere have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4424, Longitude: -91.8121       In this case, the coordinates for Alton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>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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