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  1. Altonnoun

    A city in Hampshire, the United Kingdom.

  2. Altonnoun

    Any of various cities and towns in the United States.

  3. Etymology: From aewell + tun


  1. Alton

    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. The city has been labeled "The most haunted city in America" by paranormal enthusiasts, due to its claimed haunted hot spots, such as McPike Mansion and other structures. Most were built on foundations of stone taken from the former Civil War prison after it was abandoned. Confederate prisoners had suffered severe overcrowding, and many died during a smallpox epidemic. The city holds regular "ghost tours" and has been visited by television crews hoping to film proof of the paranormal.

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  1. ALTON

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Alton is ranked #7305 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Alton surname appeared 4,565 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Alton.

    84.4% or 3,854 total occurrences were White.
    6% or 274 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    5.5% or 253 total occurrences were Black.
    2.1% or 100 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.1% or 54 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.6% or 30 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alton in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alton in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of alton in a Sentence

  1. Daryl Washington:

    We don't want another parent to have to go through what this family has had to deal with, this case is not just about Jordan. It's about Tamir Rice, it's about Walter Scott, it's about Alton Sterling in Louisiana, it's about every African-American... who have been killed and who have not gotten justice.

  2. Gary Machens:

    It’s unique, there are a few tunnels around the Alton area since we checked with theLandmark Historic Society, it’s been used as an icehouse or root cellar or a lot of other options. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Some people have also theorized that the tunnel may have played an important part in the nation’s history.

  3. Kimberly Handy-Jones:

    Even before my son Cordale was murdered by St. Paul police, my heart cried out for Sandra Bland, Eric Gardner, Alton Sterling.

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