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Welcome to Alston ...

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

Alston is located in Houghton County<1>.

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

Alston was established in 1887.

Alston is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<3>.

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).

The telephone area code for Alston: (906)

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.

Communities near Alston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alston.

  • Baraga [Baraga County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baraga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baraga
    • Baraga [Baraga County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Alston
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,960 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baraga
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baraga<5>
  • L'Anse [Baraga County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for L'Anse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for L'Anse
    • L'Anse [Baraga County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Alston
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,872 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on L'Anse
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for L'Anse<5>
  • Pelkie [Baraga County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelkie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelkie
    • Pelkie [Baraga County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Alston
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelkie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelkie<5>
  • Lake Roland [Houghton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Roland
    • Lake Roland [Houghton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Alston
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Roland
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bear Town [Baraga County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Town
      • Bear Town [Baraga County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Alston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Town
    • Rousseau [Ontonagon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rousseau
      • Rousseau [Ontonagon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Alston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rousseau
    • Keweenaw Bay [Baraga County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keweenaw Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keweenaw Bay
      • Keweenaw Bay [Baraga County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Alston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keweenaw Bay
    • Mass City [Ontonagon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mass City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mass City
      • Mass City [Ontonagon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Alston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mass City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mass City<5>
    • Toivola [Houghton County]
    • Greenland [Ontonagon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenland
      • Greenland [Ontonagon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Alston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenland<5>

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 Alston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alston.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alston. See our Newspapers 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.

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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Michigan

About Houghton County

About Michigan

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.

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Houghton, 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Alston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- 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       In this case, the coordinates for Alston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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