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Our Genealogy Helper for Alleghany ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Alleghany (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Alleghany. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Alleghany is located in Sierra County.

To see how the shape of California's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sierra County: Lassen, Nevada, Plumas, Yuba & Washoe (NV).

Below are the counties that are near Alleghany. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Alleghany:

  • Sierra County     (The home county of Alleghany)
    • Forest [Sierra County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Sierra County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Alleghany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
    • Goodyears Bar [Sierra County]
    • Downieville [Sierra County]
    • Brandy City [Sierra County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandy City
      • Brandy City [Sierra County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alleghany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brandy City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Loganville [Sierra County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loganville
      • Loganville [Sierra County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alleghany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loganville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loganville
    • Sierra City [Sierra County]
    • Queen City [Sierra County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queen City
      • Queen City [Sierra County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Alleghany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queen City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen City
    • Poker Flat [Sierra County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poker Flat
      • Poker Flat [Sierra County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Alleghany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poker Flat
    • Sattley [Sierra County]
    • Calpine [Sierra County]
    • Sierraville [Sierra County]
    • Loyalton [Sierra County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loyalton
      • Loyalton [Sierra County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alleghany
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 680 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loyalton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loyalton<2>
  • Butte County
    • Clipper Mills [Butte County]
    • Oroleve [Butte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oroleve
      • Oroleve [Butte County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Alleghany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oroleve
    • Lumpkin [Butte County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumpkin
      • Lumpkin [Butte County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alleghany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumpkin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Evansville [Butte County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evansville
      • Evansville [Butte County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Alleghany
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Evansville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Feather Falls [Butte County]
    • Forbestown [Butte County]
    • Robinson Mill [Butte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinson Mill
      • Robinson Mill [Butte County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Alleghany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinson Mill
    • Bangor [Butte County]
    • Berry Creek [Butte County]
    • Palermo [Butte County]
    • Honcut [Butte County]
    • Oroville [Butte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oroville
      • Oroville [Butte County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Alleghany
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,237 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oroville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oroville<2>
    • Pulga [Butte County]
  • El Dorado County
  • Nevada County
    • Graniteville [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graniteville
      • Graniteville [Nevada County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Alleghany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graniteville
    • Marsh Mill [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marsh Mill
      • Marsh Mill [Nevada County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Alleghany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marsh Mill
    • Washington [Nevada County]
    • North Bloomfield [Nevada County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bloomfield
      • North Bloomfield [Nevada County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Alleghany
    • Lake City [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Nevada County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alleghany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • North Columbia [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Columbia
      • North Columbia [Nevada County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alleghany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Columbia
    • Blue Tent [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Tent
      • Blue Tent [Nevada County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Alleghany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Tent
    • Scotts Flat [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotts Flat
      • Scotts Flat [Nevada County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Alleghany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotts Flat
    • North San Juan [Nevada County]
    • Baltimore Town [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baltimore Town
      • Baltimore Town [Nevada County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Alleghany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baltimore Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baltimore Town
    • Nevada City Rancheria [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nevada City Rancheria
      • Nevada City Rancheria [Nevada County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Alleghany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nevada City Rancheria have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nevada City Rancheria
    • Nevada City [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nevada City
      • Nevada City [Nevada County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Alleghany
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,127 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nevada City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nevada City<2>
    • Birchville [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birchville
      • Birchville [Nevada County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Alleghany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchville
  • Placer County
    • Emigrant Gap [Placer County]
    • Alta [Placer County]
    • Dutch Flat [Placer County]
    • Casa Loma [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Loma
      • Casa Loma [Placer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Alleghany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casa Loma
    • Gold Run [Placer County]
    • Big Bend [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Bend
      • Big Bend [Placer County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Alleghany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Bend
    • Secret Town [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Secret Town
      • Secret Town [Placer County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Alleghany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Secret Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Secret Town
    • Chicago Park [Placer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicago Park
      • Chicago Park [Placer County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Alleghany
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Chicago Park. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Iowa Hill [Placer County]
    • Colfax [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colfax
      • Colfax [Placer County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Alleghany
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,009 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<2>
    • Last Chance [Placer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Last Chance
      • Last Chance [Placer County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alleghany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Last Chance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Donner [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donner
      • Donner [Placer County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Alleghany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donner
    • Michigan Bluff [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michigan Bluff
      • Michigan Bluff [Placer County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Alleghany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michigan Bluff
  • Plumas County
    • La Porte [Plumas County]
    • Little Grass Valley [Plumas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Grass Valley
      • Little Grass Valley [Plumas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Alleghany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Grass Valley
    • Johnsville [Plumas County]
    • Plumas Eureka [Plumas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plumas Eureka
      • Plumas Eureka [Plumas County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Alleghany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plumas Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plumas Eureka
    • Clio [Plumas County]
    • Graeagle [Plumas County]
    • Valley Ranch [Plumas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Ranch
      • Valley Ranch [Plumas County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Alleghany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Ranch
    • Whitehawk [Plumas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehawk
      • Whitehawk [Plumas County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Alleghany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehawk have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehawk
    • Blairsden [Plumas County]
    • C-Road [Plumas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for C-Road
      • C-Road [Plumas County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Alleghany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on C-Road
    • Mohawk [Plumas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohawk
      • Mohawk [Plumas County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Alleghany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mohawk have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohawk
    • Mohawk Vista [Plumas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohawk Vista
      • Mohawk Vista [Plumas County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Alleghany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohawk Vista
    • Cromberg [Plumas County]
  • Shasta County
    • Bear Valley [Shasta County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Valley
      • Bear Valley [Shasta County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alleghany
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bear Valley. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Yuba County
    • Camptonville [Yuba County]
    • Depot Hill [Yuba County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Depot Hill
      • Depot Hill [Yuba County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Alleghany
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Depot Hill. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Garden Valley [Yuba County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Valley
      • Garden Valley [Yuba County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Alleghany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Strawberry Valley [Yuba County]
    • Foster Bar [Yuba County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foster Bar
      • Foster Bar [Yuba County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Alleghany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foster Bar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bullards Bar [Yuba County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullards Bar
      • Bullards Bar [Yuba County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Alleghany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullards Bar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Challenge [Yuba County]
    • Dobbins [Yuba County]
    • Brownsville [Yuba County]
    • Oregon House [Yuba County]
    • Rackerby [Yuba County]
    • Smartville [Yuba County]
    • Timbuctoo [Yuba County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timbuctoo
      • Timbuctoo [Yuba County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Alleghany

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Alleghany, see our County-by-County Page for Alleghany.

Newspapers Published in Alleghany ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alleghany.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alleghany, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alleghany.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Alleghany:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from California

Cemeteries Near Alleghany ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alleghany.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Alleghany covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Alleghany Cemetery
  • Forest City Cemetery
  • Goodyears Bar Cemetery
  • Downieville Cemetery
  • Pike City Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pike City Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Pike City Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Pike City Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Alleghany.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike City Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2375331<5>
  • Sleighville House Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sleighville House Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Sleighville House Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Sleighville House Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Alleghany.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sleighville House Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2375335<5>
  • Continue List ...
    • Eureka Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eureka Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eureka Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Eureka Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Alleghany.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #7955<5>
    • Brandy City Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brandy City Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Brandy City Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Brandy City Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alleghany.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandy City Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2217386<5>
    • Camptonville Cemetery
    • Pioneer Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pioneer Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pioneer Grove Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Alleghany.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Grove Cemetery
    • Sierra City Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sierra City Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Sierra City Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • The Sierra City Cemetery is located outside and to the west of Sierra City.Sierra City Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alleghany.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sierra City Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2276304<5>
    • Scales Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Scales Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Scales Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Scales Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alleghany.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scales Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2361724<5>
    • Port Wine Cemetery
    • Strawberry Valley Cemetery
    • Deer Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Deer Creek Cemetery
      • The Deer Creek Cemetery is located outside and to the east of Nevada City.More accurately, Deer Creek Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alleghany.
      • Deer Creek Cemetery has also been known as:
      • New Odd Fellows Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Creek Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2400769<5>

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Alleghany had a population of 115 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Alleghany, with the one closest to Alleghany listed first.

  • Alleghany [Sierra County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alleghany
    • Alleghany [Sierra County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Alleghany
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 115 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alleghany had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alleghany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alleghany<2>
  • Moore's Flat [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore's Flat
    • Moore's Flat [Nevada County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Alleghany
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Moore's Flat had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moore's Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore's Flat
  • Goodyears Bar [Sierra County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodyears Bar
    • Goodyears Bar [Sierra County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alleghany
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 69 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Goodyears Bar had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodyears Bar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodyears Bar<2>
  • Graniteville [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graniteville
    • Graniteville [Nevada County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Alleghany
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 234 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Graniteville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graniteville
  • Downieville [Sierra County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downieville
    • Downieville [Sierra County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Alleghany
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,034 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Downieville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downieville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downieville<2>
  • North Bloomfield [Nevada County] - Historic
    • While North Bloomfield was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bloomfield
    • North Bloomfield [Nevada County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Alleghany
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 497 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, North Bloomfield had a post office and no railroad service
  • Continue List ...
    • Washington [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Nevada County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alleghany
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 359 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Washington had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<2>
    • Pike [Sierra County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike
      • Pike [Sierra County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Alleghany
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 210 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pike had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pike has also been known as:
      • Pike City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike
    • North Columbia [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Columbia
      • North Columbia [Nevada County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alleghany
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 156 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, North Columbia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Columbia
    • Maybert [Nevada County] - Historic
      • While Maybert was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maybert
      • Maybert [Nevada County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alleghany
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Maybert had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maybert have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Scales [Sierra County] - Historic
      • While Scales was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scales
      • Scales [Sierra County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alleghany
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 217 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Scales had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scales have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Camptonville [Yuba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camptonville
      • Camptonville [Yuba County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Alleghany
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 387 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Camptonville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camptonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camptonville<2>
    • Sierra City [Sierra County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sierra City
      • Sierra City [Sierra County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Alleghany
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 632 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sierra City had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sierra City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sierra City<2>
    • Emigrant Gap [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emigrant Gap
      • Emigrant Gap [Placer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alleghany
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 107 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Emigrant Gap had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emigrant Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emigrant Gap<2>
    • North San Juan [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North San Juan
      • North San Juan [Nevada County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alleghany
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 303 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, North San Juan had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North San Juan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North San Juan<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Alleghany. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alleghany.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Alleghany ...

While our initial data about Alleghany came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Alleghany in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Alleghany.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Note for Alleghany:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Shell Oil Road Map for California (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Alleghany. See our Misc Page for Alleghany for more information.

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

The official website for Sierra County: www.sierracounty.ws/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alleghany) 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 Alleghany. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlleghanyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alleghany. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4696, Longitude: -120.8434    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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 Alleghany, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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