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Welcome to Alto ...

Alto is located in Hughes County<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 located in the (605) area code.

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.

Communities near Alto ...

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

  • Pierre [Hughes County]
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    • Pierre [Hughes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the west of Alto
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,867 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierre have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierre
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pierre<5>
  • Fort Pierre [Stanley County]
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    • Fort Pierre [Stanley County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the west of Alto
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,217 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Pierre have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Pierre
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Pierre<5>
  • Blunt [Hughes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blunt
    • Blunt [Hughes County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Alto
    • Estimated population in 2019: 354 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blunt
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blunt<5>
  • Teton [Stanley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teton
    • Teton [Stanley County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the west of Alto
    • Estimated population in 2014: 59 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teton
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    • Verendrye Hill [Stanley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verendrye Hill
      • Verendrye Hill [Stanley County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the west of Alto
      • Estimated population in 2014: 5 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verendrye Hill
    • Harrold [Hughes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrold
      • Harrold [Hughes County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<3> to the northeast of Alto
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrold have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrold
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrold<5>
    • Okobojo [Sully County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okobojo
      • Okobojo [Sully County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<3> to the northwest of Alto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Okobojo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okobojo
    • Onida [Sully County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onida
      • Onida [Sully County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the north of Alto
      • Estimated population in 2019: 634 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onida
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Onida<5>
    • Vivian [Lyman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vivian
      • Vivian [Lyman County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<3> to the south of Alto
      • Estimated population in 2014: 149 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vivian have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vivian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vivian<5>
    • Holabird [Hyde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holabird
      • Holabird [Hyde County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Alto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holabird have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holabird
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holabird<5>

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alto.

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

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Hughes, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alto - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 from Point A (ie- Alto) 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 Alto. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AltoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3299, Longitude: -100.1275    
<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.
<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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