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Welcome to Alta ...

Alta is located in Richland County<1>.

Alta is 1,280 feet [390 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Alta: (419) & (567)<3>

Adding Alta 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 Alta 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 Alta elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a George F. Cram Map (1901).

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

Communities Also Named Alta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Ohio communities named Alta: This one is located in Richland County and the other is located in Highland County.

Beyond Ohio, there are 21 communities that are also named Alta - they are located in Alabama, California (2), Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Montana (2), North Dakota, Tennessee, Utah (2), West Virginia (2) and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Alta ...

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

  • Mansfield [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
    • Mansfield [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the northeast of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,599 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<5>
  • Ashland [Ashland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland [Ashland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,275 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<5>
  • Galion [Crawford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galion
    • Galion [Crawford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,982 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galion<5>
  • Shelby [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
    • Shelby [Richland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,031 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ontario [Richland County]
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      • Ontario [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the northwest of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,084 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ontario have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ontario
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ontario<5>
    • Lexington [Richland County]
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      • Lexington [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the south of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,682 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lexington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<5>
    • Crestline [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crestline
      • Crestline [Crawford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,425 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crestline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crestline<5>
    • Mount Gilead [Morrow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Gilead
      • Mount Gilead [Morrow County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,678 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Gilead have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Gilead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Gilead<5>
    • Loudonville [Ashland County]
    • Fredericktown [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fredericktown
      • Fredericktown [Knox County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,525 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fredericktown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredericktown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fredericktown<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alta ...

Looking for more information about Alta? 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 Alta, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alta.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Ohio

About Richland County

About Ohio

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Richland County: www.richlandcountyoh.us/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Richland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (567) is an overlay for area code (419).
<4>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- Alta) 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 Alta. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7322, Longitude: -82.5707    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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