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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

Martin Dies Jr. State Park

705 acres on eastern shore of B. A. Steinhagen Lake (also known as Town Bluff and Dam B Reservoir). Rest rooms with showers, ...

Scenic Drives

Beautiful hill, forest and lake scenery both north and south on U.S. 69; also along F.M. 747 and F.M. 2138 (neither shown on ...

Killough Monument

Native stone monument commemorates victims of East Texas' worst Indian depredation, erected on spot where massacre took place...

B.A. Steinhagen Camp areas

Open 7 days a week year-round and located at the edge of the Big Thicket National Preserve, the park is in the heavily-forest...

Angelina National Forest

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