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(Concordia Parish)

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Welcome to 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.


Alton would have been located within present day Concordia Parish<2>.

The location of Alton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

When the people of Alton referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Altonian<4>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Alton is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: The area where Alton was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alton would have been located in the (318) area code.

Communities Also Named Alton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Louisiana communities named Alton: This one is located in Concordia Parish and the other is located in Saint Tammany Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, 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), Kentucky, 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.

  • Jonesville [Catahoula Parish]
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
    • Jonesville [Catahoula Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,000 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<7>
  • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish]
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Ridgecrest
    • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 603 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
  • Monterey [Concordia Parish]
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
    • Monterey [Concordia Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Alton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monterey
  • Acme [Concordia Parish]
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Acme
    • Acme [Concordia Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Alton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Acme<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wildsville [Concordia Parish]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Wildsville
      • Wildsville [Concordia Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wildsville<7>
    • Rhinehart [Catahoula Parish]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Rhinehart
      • Rhinehart [Catahoula Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhinehart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rhinehart<7>
    • West Ferriday [Concordia Parish]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for West Ferriday
      • West Ferriday [Concordia Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Ferriday
    • Ferriday [Concordia Parish]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Ferriday
      • Ferriday [Concordia Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the northeast of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferriday
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferriday<7>
    • Sharp Town [La Salle Parish]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Sharp Town
      • Sharp Town [La Salle Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the northwest of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharp Town
    • Deville [Rapides Parish]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Deville
      • Deville [Rapides Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the west of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deville<7>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Concordia Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Concordia, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>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.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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- 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).
<7>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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