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Around Alton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Clarksburg. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the north of Alton. Clarksburg has a population of 15,400 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Bridgeport. It is located about 33 miles [ km] to the north of Alton and has a population of 8,800 people.

The following is a sample of neighboring communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Alton.<2>

  • Abbott [Upshur County]
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    • Abbott [Upshur County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Alton
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  • Adrian [Upshur County]
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    • Adrian [Upshur County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Alton
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  • Beans Mill [Upshur County]
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    • Beans Mill [Upshur County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Alton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beans Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Buckhannon [Upshur County]
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    • Buckhannon [Upshur County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Alton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,395 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhannon<4>
  • Cleveland [Webster County]
  • Excelsior [Upshur County]
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    • Excelsior [Upshur County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Alton
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  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Frenchton [Upshur County]
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      • Frenchton [Upshur County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Alton
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    • Goshen [Upshur County]
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      • Goshen [Upshur County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Alton
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    • Helvetia [Randolph County]
    • Hoover Town [Upshur County]
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      • Hoover Town [Upshur County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoover Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Overhill [Upshur County]
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      • Overhill [Upshur County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Alton
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    • Queens [Upshur County]
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      • Queens [Upshur County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Alton
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    • Rock Cave [Upshur County]
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      • Rock Cave [Upshur County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Alton
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    • Sago [Upshur County]
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      • Sago [Upshur County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Alton
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    • Wilsontown [Upshur County]
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      • Wilsontown [Upshur County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Alton
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For more communities neighboring Alton, please visit our County-by-County Page for Alton.

Upshur County ...

Alton is located in Upshur County<5>.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Upshur County: Barbour, Harrison, Lewis, Randolph & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alton ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alton.

Airports Near Alton ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Alton and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Alton.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

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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 West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alton.
<2>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 drawn 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AltonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8196, Longitude: -80.2160       In this case, the coordinates for Alton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Upshur, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Alton), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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