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  1. Alton is a city on the Mississippi River in Madison County, Illinois, United States, about 15 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri. The population was 27,865 at the 2010 census. It is a part of the Metro-East region of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area in Southern Illinois. It is famous for its limestone bluffs along the river north of the city, for its role preceding and during the American Civil War, and as the hometown of jazz musician Miles Davis and Robert Wadlow, the tallest known man in history. It was the site of the last Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas debate in October 1858. The former state penitentiary here was used during the war to hold up to 12,000 Confederate prisoners of war.
  2. Alton is a market town and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It has a population of 17,816 according to the 2011 census and is administered by the East Hampshire district council. It is located on the south west source of the River Wey and is the highest town in Hampshire. The town is famous for its connection with Sweet Fanny Adams.
  3. Alton is a town in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 5,250 at the 2010 census. It is home to Alton Bay State Forest and Mount Major State Forest.
  4. Alton is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 12,341 at the 2010 census. It is part of the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission and Reynosa–McAllen metropolitan areas.
  5. Alton is the county seat of Oregon County, Missouri, United States. The population was 871 at the 2010 census.
  6. Alton is a city in Sioux County, Iowa, United States, along the Floyd River. The population was 1,216 at the 2010 census.
  7. Alton is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. The population was 119 at the 2010 census, a decrease from the 2000 figure of 134.
    • also known as Alton, Utah; Kane County / Alton town
    • part of Kane County, Utah
  8. Alton is a village in the county of Staffordshire, England. The village is noted for the theme park Alton Towers, built around the site of Alton Mansion, which was owned by the Earls of Shrewsbury and designed by Augustus Pugin. In the 1914 map by Whiston, there were copper works in the village.
  9. Alton is a city in Osborne County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 103.
  10. Alton is a town in Boone Township, Crawford County, Indiana, United States. The population was 55 at the 2010 census.
  11. Alton Barnes and Priors is a civil parish in Wiltshire, England. It includes the twin villages of Alton Barnes and Alton Priors and the nearby hamlet of Honeystreet on the Kennet and Avon Canal.
  12. Alton is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. It is part of the Bangor Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 890 at the 2010 census. The community is named after an Alton in England.
  13. Alton, IL is a suburban St. Louis Amtrak station in Alton, Illinois served by the Lincoln Service and the Texas Eagle. This was also a stop for the Ann Rutledge until April 2007. The former Alton Railroad station, later used by the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad is built of brick, and is staffed. It is one of 3 Amtrak stations in the St. Louis metropolitan area; the other two are the Gateway Multimodal Transportation Center located in downtown St. Louis, and the Amtrak station in Kirkwood, Missouri.
  14. Alton is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California. It is located 3.5 miles south-southeast of Fortuna, at an elevation of 62 feet. Alton is located along U.S. Route 101 and State Route 36. The ZIP Code is 95562. The community is inside area code 707.
  15. Alton is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States. Alton is located along Interstate 459 10 miles east-northeast of downtown Birmingham. Alton has a post office with ZIP code 35015.
  16. Alton is an unincorporated community on the Buckhannon River in Upshur County, West Virginia, United States.
  17. Alton is a very small village in Derbyshire, England. It is in the civil parish of Ashover, and is around 2 miles away from Clay Cross although it is not part of the town. The village does not have a church, a school or a pub, the nearest can be found in Ashover. Being a rural community, Alton is surrounded by several farms.
  18. Alton a.k.a. Alton, Virginia: Alton is an unincorporated community in Halifax County, Virginia, United States.
  19. Alton is an unincorporated community in Lafayette County, Florida, United States. Its elevation is 82 feet, and it is located at 30°3′N 83°8′W / 30.050°N 83.133°W.
  20. Alton is a small village of about 250 residents within the town of Richmond, Rhode Island. It is located about one hour south of Providence, the state's capital. The village is primarily residential, with no retail stores. Alton is located at a crossing of the Wood River and is 5 miles from the Pawcatuck River.
  21. ALTON is an Aviation waypoint.
    • also known as waypoint ALTON, ALTON waypoint, fix ALTON, ALTON fix
  22. Alton a.k.a. Alton, Kentucky: Alton is an unincorporated community located in Anderson County, Kentucky, United States. Its post office is closed.

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Alton a.k.a. Robert Alton was an American dancer and choreographer, a major figure in dance choreography of Broadway and Hollywood musicals from the 1930s through to the early 1950s. He is principally remembered today as the discoverer of Gene Kelly, for his collaborations with Fred Astaire, and for choreographic sequences he designed for Hollywood musicals such as The Harvey Girls, Show Boat, and White Christmas.


  1. Alton is a fictional character from the book Lord Edgware Dies.
  2. Alton is a fictional character from the 2012 film Home Again.
  3. Alton is a fictional character from the 1995 film Multi-Facial.
  4. Alton is a fictional character from the 1943 film Mountain Rhythm.
  5. Alton is a fictional character from The Blind Side.
  6. Alton is a fictional film character.
  7. Alton is a fictional film character.
  8. Alton: Lord Alton D'yer is a fictional character in the Green Rider series of novels by Kristen Britain.

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Google previewHollywood Lighting from the Silent Era to Film Noi (2009)

by Patrick Keating

Like Walter Lundin and Victor Milner before him, Alton is a firm believer in an old Hollywood adage: pick the right mood for the...

If Garmes is a pictorialist, and Howe is a hyper-realist, then Alton is an expressivist, willing to sacrifice various ...

Google previewThe Lawyers Reports Annotated (1922)

Alton is a city, on the line of its railroad, that is quite a manufacturing point, and does a large business, and occupies the fourth place of importance in the freight and passenger traffic of the company. The company runs its passenger trains daily ...

Google previewAlton the Unique Alligator (2011)

by Liliana F. Beaudoin

Alton is a Unique blue alligator and all of the other alligators in the swamp are green.

Google previewThe Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature (1808)

alton is a little too fond of accounting for every thing, though it would be often more ingenuous to acknowledge ignorance. - On the Constitution of the Elastic Fluids, we confess that we have reeeived far more pleasure ...

Google previewTopography of Great Britain: Or, British Traveller's Directory: Cornwall (1802)

by George Alexander Cooke

D ALTON Is an ancient market town, about five miles southwest from Ulverstone, built upon a fine lime-stone rock, at the side of a rich vale. On the west side of the market place there is an old tower or castle, built by the Abbots of Furncss, ...

Google previewThe Hound of the Baskervilles (2006)

Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, with "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" by Arthur Conan Doyle

Alton is a town in Hampshire, near Basingstoke. 4 Newcastle on Tyne is (proverbially) famous for coal.

Google previewDetective Jack MayBee, 23 Investigation Short Stories

by Charles Neuf

Alton is a river town and we could run into. Page 179 of 235 Jack MayBee Private Detective Short Stories.



Alton is an incorporated town, situated on the bank of the Mississippi, two and a half miles above the mouth of the Missouri. For situation, commerce, business of all kinds, health, and rapidity of growth, it far exceeds any other town on the east ...

Google previewThe Street Where You Live (2006)

A Guide to the Place Names of St. Paul by Donald Empson

ALTON STREET Alton is a city in Illinois best known locally as the home of Robert Smith who gave Smith Park (now Mears Park) to the city. This West End street was named in 1872 by another Illinois developer, Charles A. B. Weide. See also ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

Alton is a village near Uttoxeter, in Staffordshire, ...

Google previewIllinois Encyclopedia (2008)

by Caryn Hannan

ALTON City, Madison County, SW Illinois. Located on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, 17 mi. north of St. Louis; Incorporated in 1837. Because of its location near the Mississippi River ...

Google previewThe Shakespeare Name Dictionary (2004)

by J. Madison Davis, Daniel A. Frankforter

Theirprinciple residencewas Alton Castle (Alverton) in Staffordshire. Thedirect ...

Google previewA Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire (1860)

Count D'Alton is a doputy-lieut. for the co. of Tipperary. itimagz. This family derives its descent from Sm. WALTER D'ALTON, a Norman knight, who joined Strongbow, and, with high military command, acquired large possessions in tho cos. of ...

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Seriously. I'm not very bright, and it takes a lot for me to get a concept - to really get a concept. To get it enough that it becomes part of me. But when it happens I get real excited about it. (Alton Brown)
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