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Welcome to Alton ...

The city of Alton is located in the Missouri Ozarks.

Alton is located in Oregon County<1> and is the County Seat for Oregon County.

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

When the people of Alton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Alton has a population of 838 people<4> (see below for details).

The community of Alton is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Alton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alton lies within the (417) area code.

The ZIP code for Alton: 65606<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Alton had an population of 838 people. This is a decrease of 3.79% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alton had a population of 871 people (or 8% of the total population of Oregon County). This makes Alton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Alton represents 0.01% of the population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 364th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 871 people, the population of Alton increased 30.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 668 people).

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

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), Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota, 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.

  • Thayer [Oregon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thayer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thayer
    • Thayer [Oregon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Alton
    • Estimated population for 2018: 2,143 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thayer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thayer
  • Mammoth Spring [Fulton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mammoth Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mammoth Spring
    • Mammoth Spring [Fulton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Alton
    • Estimated population for 2018: 945 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mammoth Spring
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mammoth Spring
  • Koshkonong [Oregon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Koshkonong have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Koshkonong
    • Koshkonong [Oregon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Alton
    • Estimated population for 2018: 201 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Koshkonong
  • Brandsville [Howell County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brandsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandsville
    • Brandsville [Howell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Alton
    • Estimated population for 2018: 157 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandsville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Couch [Oregon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Couch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Couch
      • Couch [Oregon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the south of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Couch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Couch
    • Jeff [Oregon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeff
      • Jeff [Oregon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the south of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeff
    • Green Town [Oregon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Town
      • Green Town [Oregon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Town
    • Myrtle [Oregon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
      • Myrtle [Oregon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle
    • Bardley [Ripley County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bardley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bardley
      • Bardley [Ripley County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bardley
    • Old Town [Oregon County]
      • 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.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Oregon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town

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. Our list includes 5 papers. 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Missouri

About Oregon County

About Missouri

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 Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Oregon, 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>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 city'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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 city (such as Alton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 from Point A (ie- Alton) 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 Alton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6937, Longitude: -91.3997       In this case, the coordinates for Alton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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