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Welcome to Alston ...
Alston is located in the western region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP).
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.
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.
Adding Alston to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Alston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alston was on a map titled Map of Michigan (from Rand McNally, 1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alston on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 29 Jun 2022