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Welcome to Alton ...

Alton is located in Wayne County<1>.

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>

Alton is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Alton lies within the (315) area code.

Adding Alton to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Alton elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alton on a Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alton on our Genealogy Page.

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, 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.

  • Arcadia [Wayne County]
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    • Arcadia [Wayne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,536 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia
  • Ontario [Wayne County]
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    • Ontario [Wayne County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,166 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ontario have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ontario
  • Walworth [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walworth
    • Walworth [Wayne County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,156 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walworth
  • Manchester [Ontario County]
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    • Manchester [Ontario County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,108 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Macedon [Wayne County]
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      • Macedon [Wayne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,887 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macedon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedon
    • Newark [Wayne County]
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      • Newark [Wayne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,836 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newark<6>
    • Sodus [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sodus
      • Sodus [Wayne County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the west of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,027 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sodus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sodus
    • Palmyra [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmyra
      • Palmyra [Wayne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmyra have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmyra
    • Phelps [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phelps
      • Phelps [Ontario County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,777 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phelps have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phelps
    • Williamson [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamson
      • Williamson [Wayne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,724 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamson

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.

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.

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About Wayne 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 Wayne County: www.co.wayne.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Wayne, 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 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2112, Longitude: -76.9805       In this case, the coordinates for Alton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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