A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
So far, we have found very little information about Alton. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>
We've added Alton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Alton - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Alton, please Contact Us.
Various Identification Codes ...
GNIS Codes ...
The U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) was created to address the problems caused by spelling and naming variations. The BGN will usually recognize an existing name or, when necessary, establish a name for a geographic feature (such as a mountain, lake, river, stream, city, town, village, dam, bridge, etc).
The BGN names are kept in a database called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) and it is the official Federal repository. The GNIS is operated and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
A unique and permanent numeric identifier has been assigned for each name in the GNIS database. These names and identifiers are definitive and it is intended that they are to be used by all departments of the Federal Government:
GNIS ID for Alton: 2034542
GNIS ID for Denton County: 1383847
GNIS ID for Texas: 1779801
FIPS Codes ...
In a past effort, various federal agencies created a set of codes with a purpose similar to the GNIS codes. These codes are called the Federal Information Processing Standard (or the FIPS 55 codes). Although they are still used by some organizations, the FIPS codes are obsolete and will ultimately be replaced by the GNIS codes.
While FIPS codes have been assigned to all counties and states, a specific code has not been assigned to Alton. The following FIPS codes apply to the State and County:
Regional Codes ...
For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Alton would have been located in Region #3 (the South Region).
In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Alton would have been located in Division #7 (the West South-Central Division).
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Alton would have been located in Region VI (Region 6).
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Alton would have been located in Region VI (Region 6).
Referenced GNIS Records ...
GNIS ID #2034542 (Name of Record: Alton (historical))
Class: populated place
A place or area having clustered or scattered buildings and a permanent population (such as a city, settlement, town or village). The boundaries may or may not coincide with the perceived population.
A 'populated place' record may have a corresponding 'census' or 'civil' record. The information contained in the 'populated place' record applies only to the class and should not be confused with either the 'census' and 'civil' classes.
Map Name: Unknown
Lat: 0 Lon: 0 [Map]
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Denton County: www.co.denton.tx.us/
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)
The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
The official website of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
The official website of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
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This page was last modified: 19 Jul 2022