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Alto
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
GNIS feature ID 430122

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.

History

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

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

Geography

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.

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