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Welcome to Alta ...
Although we found mention of Alta during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Alta was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..
While we are confident that Alta was located in Shelby County, we don't know its actual location within the county.
We've added Alta to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Alta - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Alta, please Contact Us.
Time Zone: The area where we believe that Alta might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
We believe that Alta would be found within the (901) area code.
Communities Also Named Alta ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Alta - they are located in Alabama, California (2), Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Montana (2), North Dakota, Ohio (2), Utah (2), West Virginia (2) and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alta.
Adding Alta to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alta was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alta on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountytn.gov/
The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/
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This page was last modified: 29 Jun 2022