Introduction to East Alton, Illinois
East Alton, Illinois, in Madison county, is 13 miles NE of Florissant, Missouri (center to center) and 19 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri. The village is in the Saint Louis area and has 6,830 residents.
East Alton History
East Alton is a village in Madison County, which was founded on September 14, 1812. The county was formed from the St. Clair and Randolph counties and was named after James Madison.
East Alton and Nearby Attractions
- Alton Museum of History and Art
- Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area - Madison
- Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
- Beaver Dam State Park
- Missouri Historical Society Museum
Things To Do In East Alton
East Alton offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Places of interest near the village include parks such as Beaver Dam State Park, Robertsville State Park, Babler State Park, and Pere Marquette State Park. Museums in the area include Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum, Eugene Field House and Toy Museum, and Missouri Historical Society Museum. Several historical sites are nearby as well, including The Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, The Campbell House, and Cahokia Mounds.
East Alton Transportation
Flights are available from Lambert - St Louis International Airport.
East Alton Higher Education
Colleges nearby include Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, Principia College, Lewis And Clark Community College, and Saint Louis Community College - Florissant Valley.