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Alto, Texas

Originally a stop on the Old San Antonio Road, Alto is tomato-growing center in the redland belt. The name Alto is derived from the Spanish word for "high," being the highest point between the Angelina and Neches rivers.

The grave of Helena Kimble Dill, believed by many to be the mother of the first Anglo child born in Texas (1804) is here. (Jane Long, of Galveston, often is credited as mother of Texas' first Anglo child in 1821.)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Alto, TX

Davy Crockett National Forest

Nearest entrance is about 11 miles west on Texas 94....

Durst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens

Durst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens is a circa 1835 wood-frame house interpreted to the 1840 to 1860 time period when the...

Angelina National Forest

Nearest entrance is 14 miles southeast on U.S. 69. Camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, four-wheeling, canoeing, backpacking, s...