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Welcome to Alto ...

Alto is located in Kent County<1>.

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

Alto is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Alto lies within the (616) area code.

The ZIP code for Alto: 49302<4>

Communities Also Named Alto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Alto - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota (2), Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Alto ...

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

  • Grand Rapids [Kent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Rapids
    • Grand Rapids [Kent County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,031 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Rapids
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Rapids<6>
  • Wyoming [Kent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming
    • Wyoming [Kent County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,628 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyoming
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wyoming<6>
  • Kentwood [Kent County]
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    • Kentwood [Kent County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,719 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kentwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kentwood<6>
  • Grandville [Kent County]
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    • East Grand Rapids [Kent County]
    • Ionia [Ionia County]
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      • Ionia [Ionia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,997 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ionia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ionia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ionia<6>
    • Hastings [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hastings
      • Hastings [Barry County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,335 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hastings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hastings<6>
    • Belding [Ionia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belding
      • Belding [Ionia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belding
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belding<6>
    • Wayland [Allegan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayland
      • Wayland [Allegan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wayland<6>
    • Lowell [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
      • Lowell [Kent County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,196 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowell<6>

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alto. 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 Alto.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alto ...

Looking for more information about Alto? 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 Alto, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alto.

Adding Alto to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alto 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 Alto was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alto on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Michigan (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Michigan

About Kent County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kent County: www.accesskent.com/

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 Kent, 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 Alto - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Alto). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alto or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Alto) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alto. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AltoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8567, Longitude: -85.3803       In this case, the coordinates for Alto 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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