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Welcome to Alton ...

Alton is located in Franklin County.

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

Alton is 900 feet [274 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Alton lies within the (614) 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, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, 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.

  • Columbus [Franklin County]
  • Dublin [Franklin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
    • Dublin [Franklin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Alton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin
  • Grove City [Franklin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove City
    • Grove City [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Alton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grove City
  • Westerville [Franklin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westerville
    • Westerville [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Alton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westerville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westerville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Reynoldsburg [Franklin County]
    • Hilliard [Franklin County]
    • Gahanna [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gahanna have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gahanna
      • Gahanna [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gahanna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gahanna
    • Upper Arlington [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Arlington
      • Upper Arlington [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Arlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Upper Arlington
    • Whitehall [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehall
      • Whitehall [Franklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitehall
    • Worthington [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Worthington have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worthington
      • Worthington [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worthington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Worthington

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.

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Ohio

About Franklin County

About Ohio

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 Franklin County: www.co.franklin.oh.us/

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

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.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 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: 39.9502, Longitude: -83.1745    
<4>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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