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Alto, North Carolina
Welcome to Alto ...
Although we found mention of Alto during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Alto was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..
While we are confident that Alto was located in Buncombe County, we don't know its actual location within the county.
We've added Alto to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Alto - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Alto, please Contact Us.
Time Zone: The area where we believe that Alto might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
We believe that Alto would be found within the (828) area code.
Adding Alto to Our Gazetteer ...
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 Map of North Carolina (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alto on our Genealogy Page.
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, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota (2), Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alto.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Buncombe County: www.buncombecounty.org/
The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Jul 2021