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Welcome to Alton ...

Alton is located in Halifax County.

The location of Alton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

Alton is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Alton: (434)

Websites for Alton ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.halifaxchamber.net/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Alton, the following might be of interest:

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), Utah 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.

  • Roxboro [Person County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxboro have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxboro
    • Roxboro [Person County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Alton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxboro
  • South Boston [Halifax County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Boston have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Boston
    • South Boston [Halifax County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Alton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Boston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Boston
  • Halifax [Halifax County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halifax have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halifax
    • Halifax [Halifax County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Alton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halifax
  • Milton [Caswell County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
    • Milton [Caswell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Alton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Virgilina [Halifax County]
    • Scottsburg [Fluvanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsburg
      • Scottsburg [Fluvanna County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsburg
    • Concord [Person County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Person County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Semora [Caswell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Semora have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Semora
      • Semora [Caswell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Semora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Semora
    • Hicks Village [Person County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hicks Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicks Village
      • Hicks Village [Person County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicks Village
    • Westside Village [Halifax County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westside Village
      • Westside Village [Halifax County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Alton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westside Village

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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Halifax County

About Virginia

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 Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<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 community'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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alton - 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Alton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5732, Longitude: -79.0028       In this case, the coordinates for Alton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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