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Welcome to Alton ...

Alton is located in Penobscot County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Alton: AWL-tun<3>

When the people of Alton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altonian<4>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alton has a population of 858 people<5> (see below for details).

Alton is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<6>.

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

The telephone area code for Alton: (207)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alton had an population of 858 people. This is a decrease of 3.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alton had a population of 890 people. This makes Alton the county's 41st most populous community.

The population of Alton represents 0.07% of the total population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 302nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 890 people, the population of Alton increased 9.07% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 816 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alton.

Adding Alton to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Alton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Alton elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alton on a Rand McNally Map of Maine (1897).

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

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), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), 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.

  • Bangor [Penobscot County]
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    • Bangor [Penobscot County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 32,262 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bangor<8>
  • Orono [Penobscot County]
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    • Orono [Penobscot County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the south of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,799 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orono have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orono<8>
  • Brewer [Penobscot County]
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    • Brewer [Penobscot County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,035 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brewer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brewer<8>
  • Old Town [Penobscot County]
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    • Old Town [Penobscot County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,431 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Town<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hermon [Penobscot County]
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      • Hermon [Penobscot County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,033 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hermon<8>
    • Glenburn [Penobscot County]
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      • Glenburn [Penobscot County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,563 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Holden [Penobscot County]
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      • Holden [Penobscot County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holden<8>
    • Levant [Penobscot County]
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      • Levant [Penobscot County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,981 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Levant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Levant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Levant<8>
    • Milford [Penobscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [Penobscot County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,980 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<8>
    • Corinth [Penobscot County]
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      • Corinth [Penobscot County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,804 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corinth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corinth<8>

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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on 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 Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including Penobscot, 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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Alton. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alton.
<6>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 45.0315, Longitude: -68.7286       In this case, the coordinates for Alton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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