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Alston, Michigan

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The location of Alston

Welcome to Alston ...

Alston is located in the western region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP).

Alston is located in Houghton County.

The location of Alston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Alston was established in 1887.

Alston is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Note: If you travel south from Alston (for example, toward Mineral Hills), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Alston is located in the (906) area code.

Communities near Alston ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Alston and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Baraga   [Map]   1,980   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bear Town   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Greenland   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Keweenaw Bay   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
L'Anse   [Map]   1,899   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lake Roland   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alston.

Communities Also Named Alston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Alston - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia (2), Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina and West Virginia.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alston. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alston. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alston.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alston:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alston ...

Looking for more information about Alston? 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 from Point A (ie- Alston) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7683, Longitude: -88.7532     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alston.

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