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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 2018, Alton has a population of 120 people<3> (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.<4> In other words, the elevation 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.

The telephone area code for Alton: (435)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 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]
  • Glendale [Kane County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glendale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
    • Glendale [Kane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale<6>
  • Hatch [Garfield County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatch have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatch
    • Hatch [Garfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Alton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 143 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatch<6>
  • Asay [Garfield County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asay
    • Asay [Garfield County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Alton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Duck Creek Village [Kane County]
    • Mount Carmel [Kane County]
    • Mount Carmel Junction [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carmel Junction
      • Mount Carmel Junction [Kane County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Carmel Junction
    • Panguitch Lake Resort [Garfield County]
    • Bryce Canyon [Garfield County]
    • Bryce Canyon City [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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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.

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

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 'straight-line' (or 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, 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 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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