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Welcome to Alton Bay ...

Alton Bay is located in Belknap County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Alton Bay, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1852.

Alton Bay is 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Alton Bay: (603)

The ZIP code for Alton Bay: 03810<3>

Communities near Alton Bay ...

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

  • Rochester
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Laconia
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Barrington
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Belmont
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Gilford
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilford have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilford
    • Gilford is located in Belknap County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,278 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilford <4>
  • Farmington
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Meredith
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meredith have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meredith
    • Meredith is located in Belknap County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,476 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meredith <4>
  • Wolfeboro
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Lebanon
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
    • Lebanon is located in York County (ME)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,435 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon <4>
  • Loudon
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loudon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loudon
    • Loudon is located in Merrimack County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,697 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loudon <4>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alton Bay ...

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

Adding Alton Bay to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alton Bay in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Alton Bay was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Alton Bay post office opened in 1852.

We also found Alton Bay in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Alton Bay.

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

The official website for Belknap County: www.belknapcounty.org/

The official website for State of New Hampshire: https://www.nh.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Hampshire's counties, including Belknap, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alton Bay - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 Alton Bay). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alton Bay or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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