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Welcome to Alton ...

When the people of Alton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altonian<1>

Time Zone: Alton lies in the Atlantic Time Zone (AST/ADT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: AST- Heure Normale de l'Atlantique (HNA), ADT- Heure Avancée de l'Atlantique (HAA).

The telephone area code for Alton: (902)

The Canadian Postal Code for Alton: B0N<2>

Communities near Alton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alton and not the distance if you are going to drive.<3>.

Community   2006<4>
Population
DirDistance
Admiral Rock   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Brookfield   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cloverdale   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Enfield   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lanesville   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lantz   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby 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, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas (2), Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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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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 Province of Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Alton, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Alton). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Alton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 45.1898, Longitude: -63.3033     [Map].

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<4>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Alton were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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