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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

Reo Palm Isle

A Longview landmark which opened in 1937 as the Palm Isle Club. Operated during WWII by owner of Mattie's Ballroom, another p...

Angelina National Forest

Nearest entrance 13 miles northwest on Texas 63. Camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, four-wheeling, canoeing, backpacking, swi...

Shelby County Courthouse

Erected more than 100 years ago, the picturesque 19th-century courthouse, with turrets and towers, is modeled after an Irish ...

Nathan H. Davis Pioneer Complex & Museum

An example of a pioneer home, the Davis log house was originally built in 1851 for local attorney Nathan H. Davis. Furniture ...

Lake Conroe Park

Park features fishing piers, two swimming areas, children's playground, picnic tables and grills, horseshoe pits, volleyball ...