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So far, we found very little information about Alfa. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Alfa to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Alfa, please Contact Us.

Alfa would have been located within present day Shasta County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Alfa, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

Alfa was established in 1880s.

Time Zone: The area where Alfa was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Alfa once stood is in the (530) area code.

Communities Also Named Alfa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Alfa - it's located in Kansas.

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

Communities near Alfa ...

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

  • McArthur
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Cayton
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayton
    • Cayton is located in Shasta County
  • Fall River Mills
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Pittville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittville
    • Pittville is located in Lassen County
  • Cassel
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Johnson Park
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Park
    • Johnson Park is located in Shasta County
  • Nubieber
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Burney
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Lookout Junction
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lookout Junction
    • Lookout Junction is located in Modoc County
  • Bieber
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bieber
    • Bieber is located in Lassen County

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 Alfa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alfa.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alfa. 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 Alfa.

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

Adding Alfa to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Alfa was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Alfa post office opened in 1888.

We also found Alfa in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Alfa.

The official website for Shasta County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Alfa, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Shasta, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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