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Welcome to Alton ...

Alton is located in Washington County<1>.

When the people of Alton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altonian<2>

Alton is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Alton lies within the (401) area code.

Websites for Alton ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

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, Ohio, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania, 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.

  • Norwich [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwich
    • Norwich [New London County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 39,136 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwich<5>
  • Groton [New London County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groton
    • Groton [New London County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 38,692 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groton
  • Coventry [Kent County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry
    • Coventry [Kent County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 34,698 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry
  • South Kingstown [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Kingstown
    • South Kingstown [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 30,650 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Kingstown
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • North Kingstown [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Kingstown
      • North Kingstown [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 26,320 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Kingstown
    • Westerly [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westerly have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westerly
      • Westerly [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 22,509 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westerly
    • Stonington [New London County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonington
      • Stonington [New London County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 18,449 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonington
    • Narragansett [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narragansett have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narragansett
      • Narragansett [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 15,464 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narragansett
    • Ledyard [New London County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ledyard have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ledyard
      • Ledyard [New London County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 14,736 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ledyard
    • East Greenwich [Kent County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Greenwich have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Greenwich
      • East Greenwich [Kent County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Alton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 13,103 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Greenwich

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.

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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Rhode Island

About Washington County

About Rhode Island

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 State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of the state's counties, including Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 drawn 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: 41.4378, Longitude: -71.7168    
<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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