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Oregon County, Missouri


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Page Contents for Alton, Missouri

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.


Statistics & Facts

The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.
The population of Alton is approximately 668 (2000), 871 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 369 (1990), 352 (2010).
The amount of land area in Alton is 2.168 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Alton to Washington DC is 829 miles.
The distance to the Missouri state capital is 137 miles. (as the crow flies)
Alton is positioned 36.69 degrees north of the equator and 91.39 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The city tree is the Walnut.
The city bird is the Bluebird.
The Alton city color is Blue and White.


in south-central Missouri about 207 miles south of St. Louis and 160 miles northwest of Memphis, Tennessee
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History & History Related Items

Here is a good history page for Alton.

When Oregon County was split in 1859, the county seat, Thomasville, was not near the center of the newly re-aligned county of Oregon. Thus, Alton was designated the new county seat, being located nearer to the center of the county. The new courthouse was one of only a few buildings when it was opened in 1860.
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Outdoor attractions in the Alton area.

Alton City Park, City of Alton, Piney Creek Park, Eleven Point, National Scenic River, Greer Spring, and Trail, Irish Wilderness, McCormack Lake, Recreational Area, Falling Spring, Picnic Area, Ozark Trail, Turner Mill South, Grand Gulf State Park, Brushy Pond, Natural Area, Haney Pond, Tupelo Gum Pond, The Narrows, Kelly Cave, White's Creek Cave.

The Mark Twain National Forest is nearby.
Eleven Point Office
Highway 19
Winona, MO 65588
Phone: 573-325-4233

Learn more about Alton on this page.
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Alton City Government

City of Alton
P O Box 247
Alton, MO 65606
Phone: 417-778-6321

Alton is the county seat of Oregon County.


Oregon County Economic Development
Alton, MO 65606

Alton Chamber

Alton Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 561
Alton, MO 65606

Alton Community Events

Each October
Ozark Black Gold Walnut Festival
Location: Alton Town Square
Phone: 417-778-6321
Fun for everyone right on the town square. Contest categories include baking, woodworking, pumpkin carving, music, best booth and talent contest. Enjoy the car show with trophies for mayor's choice, best of show, and peoples choice; and motorcycle show with trophies for best of show and peoples choice. Games, musical entertainment, arts and crafts.

Alton Organizations

Alton Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 561
Alton, MO 65606 Alton


The population of Alton was:
1990 - 692
2000 - 668

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