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Alton, Utah

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Welcome to Alton ...

The town of Alton is located in Kane County<1>.

When the people of Alton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Altonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alton has a population of 120 people<3> (see below for details).

Alton was established in 1865.

The town of Alton was previously named Graham. Going back to its beginning, The community of Alton was originally named Roundy's Station. For more information about the names of Alton, see The Names of Alton on our Genealogy Page.

Alton is 7,080 feet [2,158 m] above sea level.<4> 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 ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alton had an population of 120 people. This is an increase of 0.84% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.45% since the 2000 Census).

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 (with a count of 134 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Alton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alton.

  • Orderville [Kane County]
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    • Orderville [Kane County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Alton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 583 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orderville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orderville<6>
  • Glendale [Kane County]
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    • Glendale [Kane County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Alton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 404 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale<6>
  • Hatch [Garfield County]
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    • Hatch [Garfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Alton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 141 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatch have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatch<6>
  • Asay [Garfield County] - Historic
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    • Asay [Garfield County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Alton
    • Asay has also been known as:
    • Asay Town
    • Asays
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    • Duck Creek Village [Kane County]
    • Clarkdale [Kane County] - Historic
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      • Clarkdale [Kane County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Alton
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Clarkdale. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
      • Clarkdale has also been known as:
      • Clarkston
      • Skoompa
      • Skoots Pah
      • Skootspah
      • Skumpah
      • Skutumpah
    • Mount Carmel [Kane County]
    • Mount Carmel Junction [Kane County]
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      • Mount Carmel Junction [Kane County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Alton
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    • Hillsdale [Garfield County]
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      • Hillsdale [Garfield County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the north of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Panguitch Lake Resort [Garfield County]

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 Alton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alton.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alton. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alton.

Adding Alton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alton was on a map titled Road Map for Utah (from Shell Oil, 1950).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alton on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Kane, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AltonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4397, Longitude: -112.4826    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






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