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(Saint Tammany Parish)

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Welcome to Alton ...

Alton is located in Saint Tammany Parish<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 near sea level<4>.

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

Alton lies within the (985) 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 Saint Tammany Parish and the other is located in Concordia 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.

  • Slidell [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slidell
    • Slidell [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the south of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,633 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slidell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slidell<6>
  • Mandeville [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mandeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandeville
    • Mandeville [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,475 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mandeville<6>
  • Picayune [Pearl River County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Picayune have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Picayune
    • Picayune [Pearl River County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,904 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Picayune
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Picayune<6>
  • Abita Springs [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abita Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abita Springs
    • Abita Springs [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,614 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abita Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abita Springs<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lake Shore Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Shore Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Shore Village
      • Lake Shore Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Shore Village
    • McClane City [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McClane City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McClane City
      • McClane City [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McClane City
    • Hickory [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
    • Eden Isle [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden Isle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden Isle
      • Eden Isle [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Isle
    • Oak Harbor [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Harbor
      • Oak Harbor [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Harbor
    • Gainesville [Hancock County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville
      • Gainesville [Hancock County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Alton

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Saint Tammany Parish

About Louisiana

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 Saint Tammany Parish: www.stpgov.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Saint Tammany, 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 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: 30.3307, Longitude: -89.7620       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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