Alto is a town in Cherokee County, Texas. It has a total area of 1.7 square miles, all of which is land. The town is part of the Jacksonville Metro Area.
Construction, retail trade, health care and social assistance and agriculture are the major commercial activities here. Public education comprises Alto High School, Alto Middle School, and Alto Elementary School. Taylor Ranch Airport is the local airport. The closest hospital is East Texas Medical Center Jacksonville, located about 24 miles away, in Jacksonville. BancorpSouth Bank has a branch here. The cost of living here 23.20% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 37 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 79. Snowfall is about an inch annually.