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Welcome to Alto ...

Alto is located in Fond du Lac County<1>.

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

Alto is 940 feet [287 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alto lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Alto: (920) and (274)<4>

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 Washington.

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.

  • Fond du Lac [Fond du Lac County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fond du Lac
    • Fond du Lac [Fond du Lac County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,178 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fond du Lac
  • Beaver Dam [Dodge County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Dam
    • Beaver Dam [Dodge County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,303 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Dam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Dam
  • Waupun [Dodge County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waupun
    • Waupun [Dodge County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,271 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waupun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waupun
  • Ripon [Fond du Lac County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripon
    • Ripon [Fond du Lac County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,844 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripon
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • North Fond du Lac [Fond du Lac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Fond du Lac
      • North Fond du Lac [Fond du Lac County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,059 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Fond du Lac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Fond du Lac
    • Mayville [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayville
      • Mayville [Dodge County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,829 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayville
    • Fond du Lac [Fond du Lac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fond du Lac
      • Fond du Lac [Fond du Lac County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fond du Lac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fond du Lac
    • Beaver Dam [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Dam
      • Beaver Dam [Dodge County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,917 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Dam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Dam
    • Horicon [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horicon
      • Horicon [Dodge County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,680 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horicon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horicon
    • Fox Lake [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Lake
      • Fox Lake [Dodge County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,738 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Lake

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Fond du Lac County

About Wisconsin

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 Fond du Lac County: www.co.fond-du-lac.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Fond du Lac, 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>Area code (274) is an overlay for area code (920).
<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 drawn 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: 43.6767, Longitude: -88.7951       In this case, the coordinates for Alto have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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