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Welcome to Alston ...

Alston is located in Columbia County<1>.

The location of Alston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Alston is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alston lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Alston: (503) and (971)<4>

Communities Also Named Alston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Alston - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia (2), Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Alston ...

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

  • Longview [Cowlitz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
    • Longview [Cowlitz County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Alston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,440 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longview<6>
  • Kelso [Cowlitz County]
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    • Kelso [Cowlitz County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Alston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,417 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelso
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kelso<6>
  • Woodland [Cowlitz County]
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    • Woodland [Cowlitz County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Alston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,495 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodland<6>
  • Kalama [Cowlitz County]
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    • Kalama [Cowlitz County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Alston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,798 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalama
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kalama<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Castle Rock [Cowlitz County]
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      • Castle Rock [Cowlitz County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Alston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,298 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Castle Rock<6>
    • Vernonia [Columbia County]
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      • Vernonia [Columbia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Alston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,281 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vernonia<6>
    • Columbia City [Columbia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia City
      • Columbia City [Columbia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Alston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,022 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia City<6>
    • Rainier [Columbia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainier
      • Rainier [Columbia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Alston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,010 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainier<6>
    • Clatskanie [Columbia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clatskanie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clatskanie
      • Clatskanie [Columbia County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Alston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,830 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clatskanie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clatskanie<6>
    • Cathlamet [Wahkiakum County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cathlamet
      • Cathlamet [Wahkiakum County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Alston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cathlamet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cathlamet<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alston ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Oregon

About Columbia County

About Oregon

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Columbia County: www.co.columbia.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Columbia, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (971) is an overlay for area code (503).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alston) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0993, Longitude: -123.0471       In this case, the coordinates for Alston 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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