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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Alto, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alto and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Alto:
    • 43.676653, -88.795109
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Alto
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Alto ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Alto.

Within Wisconsin, the name Alto is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another eighteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jackson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Alto [Jackson County].
    • Arizona
      • Santa Cruz County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Alto [Santa Cruz County].
    • Arkansas
      • Poinsett County
      • This Alto is located in Poinsett County and lies 565 miles [909.3 km]<3> to the south of the Alto that is located in Fond du Lac County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Poinsett County community of Alto.
    • California
      • Marin County
      • This Alto is located in Marin County and lies 1,794 miles [2,887.2 km]<3> to the west of the Alto that is located in Fond du Lac County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marin County community of Alto.
    • Florida
      • Sumter County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Alto [Sumter County].
    • Georgia
      • Habersham County
      • This Alto is located in Habersham County and lies 694 miles [1,116.9 km]<3> to the south southeast of the Alto that is located in Fond du Lac County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Habersham County community of Alto.
    • Indiana
      • Howard County
      • This Alto is located in Howard County and lies 260 miles [418.4 km]<3> to the south southeast of the Alto that is located in Fond du Lac County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Alto.
    • Louisiana
      • Richland Parish
      • This Alto is located in Richland Parish and lies 798 miles [1,284.3 km]<3> to the south southwest of the Alto that is located in Fond du Lac County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland Parish community of Alto.
    • Michigan
      • Kent County
      • This Alto is located in Kent County and lies 180 miles [289.7 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Alto that is located in Fond du Lac County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Alto.
    • Mississippi
      • Jasper County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Jasper County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Alto.
    • New Mexico
      • Lincoln County
      • This Alto is located in Lincoln County and lies 1,150 miles [1,850.7 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Alto that is located in Fond du Lac County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Alto.
    • North Carolina
      • Buncombe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Alto [Buncombe County].
    • South Dakota
      • Codington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Alto [Codington County].
      • Hughes County
      • This Alto is located in Hughes County and lies 564 miles [907.7 km]<3> to the west of the Alto that is located in Fond du Lac County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hughes County community of Alto.
    • Tennessee
      • Franklin County
      • This Alto is located in Franklin County and lies 599 miles [964 km]<3> to the south southeast of the Alto that is located in Fond du Lac County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Alto.
    • Texas
      • Cherokee County
      • This Alto is located in Cherokee County and lies 897 miles [1,443.6 km]<3> to the south southwest of the Alto that is located in Fond du Lac County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Alto.
    • Virginia
      • Amherst County
      • This Alto is located in Amherst County and lies 644 miles [1,036.4 km]<3> to the southeast of the Alto that is located in Fond du Lac County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Amherst County community of Alto.
    • Washington
      • Columbia County
      • This Alto is located in Columbia County and lies 1,434 miles [2,307.8 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Alto that is located in Fond du Lac County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Alto.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alto ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • East Friesland [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Friesland
    • East Friesland [Columbia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Alto
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Friesland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Friesland
  • Eldorado [Fond du Lac County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldorado
    • Eldorado [Fond du Lac County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Alto
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldorado have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldorado
  • Fairwater [Fond du Lac County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairwater
    • Fairwater [Fond du Lac County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northwest of Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairwater
  • Fox Lake [Dodge County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Lake
    • Fox Lake [Dodge County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,440 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Lake
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    • Fox Lake Junction [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Lake Junction
      • Fox Lake Junction [Dodge County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Alto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Lake Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Lake Junction
    • Green Lake [Green Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Lake
      • Green Lake [Green Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 959 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lake
    • Indian Hills [Green Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
      • Indian Hills [Green Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Alto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
    • LeRoy [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LeRoy
      • LeRoy [Dodge County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Alto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for LeRoy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on LeRoy
    • Oak Center [Fond du Lac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Center
      • Oak Center [Fond du Lac County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the east of Alto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Center have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Center
    • Pleasant Point [Green Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Point
      • Pleasant Point [Green Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Alto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Point
    • Rogersville [Fond du Lac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogersville
      • Rogersville [Fond du Lac County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Alto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogersville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogersville
    • Sandstone Bluff [Green Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandstone Bluff
      • Sandstone Bluff [Green Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Alto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandstone Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandstone Bluff
    • Spring Grove [Green Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
      • Spring Grove [Green Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Alto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove
    • Sunset Beach [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Beach
      • Sunset Beach [Dodge County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the south of Alto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Beach

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Alto. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Carrie Chapman Catt     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Ripon (Wisconsin) on Sunday January 9, 1859 and died in New Rochelle (New York) on Sunday March 9, 1947 at the age of 88. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Ripon is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Alto.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Chapman Catt<5>
    • Paul Walford 'Lil Abner' Erickson     (Major League Baseball)
    • Adrian 'Addie' Joss     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Woodland (Wisconsin) on Monday April 12, 1880 and died in Toledo (Ohio) on Friday April 14, 1911 at the age of 31. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Lucas County, Ohio).
      • Woodland is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Alto.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adrian 'Addie' Joss<5>
    • Alice Washburn     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Oshkosh (Wisconsin) on Wednesday September 12, 1860 and died in Oshkosh (Wisconsin) on Monday November 18, 1929 at the age of 69. She is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Winnebago County, Wisconsin).
      • Oshkosh is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Alto.
      • Oshkosh is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Alto.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alice Washburn<5>

How Far From Alto to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Alto to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Alto and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Fond du Lac, which is the Seat of Fond du Lac County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Alto to Fond du Lac, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 51 miles [82.1 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,136 miles [9,874.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,882 miles [11,075.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,773 miles [7,681.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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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 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 we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Alto could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Alto, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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: 43.6767, Longitude: -88.7951       In this case, the coordinates for Alto have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>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.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Alto to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.199 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.456 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.626 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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