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Welcome to Alton ...

Alton is located in Traill County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Alton, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

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

Alton is 900 feet [274 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Alton is located in the (701) area code.

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, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, 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.

  • Mayville [Traill County]
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    • Mayville [Traill County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,802 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayville<7>
  • Hillsboro [Traill County]
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    • Hillsboro [Traill County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the north of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,624 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<7>
  • Portland [Traill County]
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    • Portland [Traill County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 595 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland<7>
  • Halstad [Norman County]
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    • Halstad [Norman County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 554 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halstad have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halstad
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halstad<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Arthur [Cass County]
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      • Arthur [Cass County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 332 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arthur<7>
    • Buxton [Traill County]
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      • Buxton [Traill County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 320 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buxton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buxton<7>
    • Hendrum [Norman County]
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      • Hendrum [Norman County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 281 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendrum have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendrum
    • Hunter [Cass County]
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      • Hunter [Cass County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hunter<7>
    • Shelly [Norman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelly
      • Shelly [Norman County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelly have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelly
    • Grandin [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandin
      • Grandin [Cass County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grandin<7>

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. 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alton.

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About Traill County

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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 North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Traill, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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 community'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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 from Point A (ie- Alton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, 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: 47.3530, Longitude: -97.0452       In this case, the coordinates for Alton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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.
<7>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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