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Welcome to Alto ...

Alto is located in Franklin County<1>.

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 Mountain), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Alto is within the boundaries of the (931) area code.

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:

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.

  • Tullahoma [Coffee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tullahoma
    • Tullahoma [Coffee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Alto
    • Estimated population in 2018: 19,370 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tullahoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tullahoma<5>
  • Manchester [Coffee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
    • Manchester [Coffee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Alto
    • Estimated population in 2018: 10,916 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manchester<5>
  • Winchester [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Alto
    • Estimated population in 2018: 8,715 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester<5>
  • Decherd [Franklin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decherd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decherd
    • Decherd [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Alto
    • Estimated population in 2018: 2,381 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decherd
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decherd<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sewanee [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sewanee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sewanee
      • Sewanee [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of Alto
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,311 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sewanee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sewanee<5>
    • Southgate Park [Coffee County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southgate Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southgate Park
      • Southgate Park [Coffee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Alto
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,284 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southgate Park
    • Estill Springs [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estill Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estill Springs
      • Estill Springs [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Alto
      • Estimated population in 2018: 2,028 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estill Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estill Springs<5>
    • Gruetli [Grundy County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gruetli have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gruetli
      • Gruetli [Grundy County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Alto
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,775 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gruetli
    • Gruetli-Laager [Grundy County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gruetli-Laager have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gruetli-Laager
      • Gruetli-Laager [Grundy County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Alto
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,728 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gruetli-Laager
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gruetli-Laager<5>
    • Cowan [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowan
      • Cowan [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Alto
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,665 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowan<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.

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About Franklin County

About Tennessee

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Franklin, 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 Alto - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 35.2706, Longitude: -85.9530       In this case, the coordinates for Alto 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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