Alto, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Alto is located in Indiana
Alto is located in USA
Coordinates: 40°26′24″N 86°09′56″W / 40.44000°N 86.16556°W / 40.44000; -86.16556Coordinates: 40°26′24″N 86°09′56″W / 40.44000°N 86.16556°W / 40.44000; -86.16556
Country United States
State Indiana
County Howard
Township Harrison
Elevation 840 ft (260 m)
Population (2006)
 • Total 400
ZIP code 46902
FIPS code 18-01252[1]
GNIS feature ID 430122[2]

Alto is a neighborhood of Kokomo in Harrison Township, Howard County, Indiana, United States. It is part of the Kokomo, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. Alto (along with nearby subdivision, Holiday Park and CDP, Indian Heights) was annexed into the city of Kokomo January 1, 2012.[3]


Alto was platted in 1848.[4] Originally named Olinda, it was named in commemoration of the Battle of Palo Alto, in the Mexican–American War.[5][6]

Alto was almost completely destroyed by an F4 tornado on the evening of April 11, 1965.[7] Despite years of rebuilding, the population of Alto has never risen to the levels of nearby towns.


Alto is located at 40°26′24″N 86°09′56″W / 40.44000°N 86.16556°W / 40.44000; -86.16556, at the intersection of Alto Road (250 South) and Dixon Road (200 West) southwest of the city of Kokomo in Harrison Township.

Notable people[edit]

John Worth Kern, prominent leader in the U. S. Senate during the Wilson Administration, was born in Alto on December 20, 1849.[4]


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Alto, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
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  4. ^ a b "Time Line of Howard County, 1844-". Kokomo-Howard County Public Library. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Howard County's Townships and Their Early Settlements and Towns". Kokomo-Howard County Public Library. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "A Look Back as We Move Forward". The Kokomo Tribune. March 28, 1999. p. 58. Retrieved August 16, 2014 – via  open access publication - free to read
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