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Alameda, California
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Welcome to Alameda ...

Alameda is located in Kern County<1>.

When the people of Alameda refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Alamedan<2>

Alameda is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alameda lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alameda is within the boundaries of the (661) area code.

Communities Also Named Alameda ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Alameda: This one is located in Kern County and the other is located in Alameda County.

Beyond California, there are 11 communities that are also named Alameda - they are located in Colorado, Florida (2), Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, New Mexico, Oregon, Saskatchewan and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alameda.

Communities near Alameda ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alameda.

  • Bakersfield [Kern County]
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    • Bakersfield [Kern County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Alameda
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 385,725 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bakersfield<5>
  • Arvin [Kern County]
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    • Arvin [Kern County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Alameda
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,757 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arvin<5>
  • Weedpatch [Kern County]
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    • Weedpatch [Kern County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the east of Alameda
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  • Lamont [Kern County]
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    • Venola [Kern County]
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      • Venola [Kern County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Alameda
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    • Fuller Acres [Kern County]
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      • Fuller Acres [Kern County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Alameda
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    • Gosford [Kern County]
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      • Gosford [Kern County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Alameda
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    • Joyful [Kern County] - Historic
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      • Joyful [Kern County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Alameda
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Joyful. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
      • Joyful has also been known as:
      • Joyfull
    • Kayandee [Kern County]
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      • Kayandee [Kern County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Alameda
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    • East Bakersfield [Kern County]
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      • East Bakersfield [Kern County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the north of Alameda
      • Former names for East Bakersfield:
      • Kern City
      • Sumner
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alameda. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alameda.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alameda. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alameda.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alameda. See our Newspapers Page for Alameda.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alameda ...

Looking for more information about Alameda? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alameda, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alameda.

Adding Alameda to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alameda in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alameda was on a map titled Road Map for California (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alameda on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alameda. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Kern, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Alameda refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Alameda may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alameda - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alameda) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alameda. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlamedaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alameda. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2377, Longitude: -119.0031    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






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