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Welcome to Alto ...

Alto is located in Columbia County<1>.

The location of Alto has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Alto is 1,910 feet [582 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alto lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Alto: (509)

Adding Alto to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alto 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 Alto was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Alto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Alto - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota (2), Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Alto ...

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

  • Dayton [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
    • Dayton [Columbia County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,477 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<5>
  • Waitsburg [Walla Walla County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waitsburg
    • Waitsburg [Walla Walla County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,254 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waitsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waitsburg<5>
  • Prescott [Walla Walla County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prescott
    • Prescott [Walla Walla County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prescott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prescott
  • Starbuck [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starbuck
    • Starbuck [Columbia County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 130 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starbuck
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starbuck<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Huntsville [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
      • Huntsville [Columbia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Alto
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
    • Grange City [Columbia County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grange City
      • Grange City [Columbia County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Alto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grange City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tompkins [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tompkins
      • Tompkins [Walla Walla County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Alto
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tompkins
    • Clyde [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
      • Clyde [Walla Walla County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Alto
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
    • Dixie [Walla Walla County]
    • Paddock [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paddock
      • Paddock [Walla Walla County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Alto
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paddock

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alto. 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 Alto.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alto. See our Newspapers Page for Alto.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alto ...

Looking for more information about Alto? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alto, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alto.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Columbia County: www.columbiaco.com/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Columbia, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alto - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alto) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3863, Longitude: -118.1116       In this case, the coordinates for Alto have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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