A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Alto ...
The location of Alto has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
Alto is 1,020 feet [311 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Alto lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Alto (for example, toward Signal Terrace), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
The area code for Alto: (931)
Websites for Alto ...
Chamber of Commerce: www.franklincountychamber.com/
Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Alto, the following might be of interest:
Adding Alto 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.
We originally found mention of Alto in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Alto elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Tennessee (1888).
We also found Alto mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alto on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Alto ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that 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, South Dakota (2), 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.
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 ...
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 Franklin County: www.franklincotn.us/
The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 08 Jun 2021