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The location of Alto









Welcome to Alto ...

Alto is located in Hughes County.

The location of Alto has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Alto is 1,440 feet [439 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Alto lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Alto and travel west, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Alto is within the boundaries of the (605) area code.

Communities near Alto ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Population
DirDistance
Blunt   [Map]   353   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Crow Creek   [Map]   205   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Fort Pierre   [Map]   2,150   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lower Brule   [Map]   1,519   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
McClure   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
North Hughes   [Map]   273   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alto.

Communities Also Named Alto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two South Dakota communities named Alto: This one is located in Hughes County and the other is located in Codington County.

Beyond South Dakota, there are 18 communities that are also named Alto - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alto. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alto. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alto.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alto:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alto ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alto - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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- Alto) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3300, Longitude: -100.1273     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alto have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alto.

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