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Welcome to Alston ...

Alston is located in Fairfield County<1>.

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

Alston is 240 feet [73 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Alston: (803)

Websites for Alston ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.fairfieldchamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Alston, the following might be of interest:

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, Oregon 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.

  • Lexington [Lexington County]
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    • Lexington [Lexington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Alston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,716 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<5>
  • Irmo [Lexington County]
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    • Irmo [Lexington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Alston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,734 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irmo<5>
  • Newberry [Newberry County]
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    • Newberry [Newberry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Alston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,141 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newberry<5>
  • Blythewood [Richland County]
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    • Blythewood [Richland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Alston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,531 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blythewood<5>
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    • Winnsboro [Fairfield County]
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      • Winnsboro [Fairfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Alston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,130 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnsboro<5>
    • Chapin [Lexington County]
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      • Chapin [Lexington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Alston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,664 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapin<5>
    • Prosperity [Newberry County]
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      • Prosperity [Newberry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Alston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,306 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prosperity<5>
    • Little Mountain [Newberry County]
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      • Little Mountain [Newberry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Alston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Mountain<5>
    • Pomaria [Newberry County]
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      • Pomaria [Newberry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Alston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 178 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomaria<5>
    • Monticello [Fairfield County]
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      • Monticello [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Alston
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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.

Adding Alston to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alston was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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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 State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Fairfield, 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- 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: 34.2435, Longitude: -81.3168       In this case, the coordinates for Alston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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