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Welcome to Alton ...

The town of Alton is located in Kane County.

When the people of Alton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altonian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Alton has a population of 119 people<2> (see below for details).

Alton was established in 1865.

The town of Alton was named Graham before it was changed to Alton and going back to its beginning, it was originally named Roundy's Station.

The community of Alton is 7,080 feet [2,158 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Alton is about 1¼ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Alton lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel south from Alton (for example, toward Fredonia (AZ)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

Alton is located in the (435) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alton had a population of 119 people. This makes Alton the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 119 people, the population of Alton decreased 11.19% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 134 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Alton had an population of 119 people (or a decrease of 11.19% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alton.

Communities near Alton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Asay - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bryce Canyon City   [Map]   ---   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bryce Canyon   [Map]   ---   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Duck Creek Village   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Glendale   [Map]   373   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hatch   [Map]   140   N   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alton.

Communities Also Named Alton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 37 communities that are also named Alton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas (2), Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alton. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alton:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alton ...

Looking for more information about Alton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Alton.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Alton. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Alton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Alton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alton.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Alton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4397, Longitude: -112.4826     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alton.