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Alleghany, California

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Welcome to Alleghany ...

Alleghany is located in Sierra County<1>.

Alleghany is 4,420 feet [1,347 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Alleghany is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Alleghany: (530)

The ZIP code for Alleghany: 95910<3>

Communities Also Named Alleghany ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Alleghany - they are located in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.

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

Communities near Alleghany ...

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

  • Nevada City [Nevada County]
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    • Nevada City [Nevada County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Alleghany
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,127 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nevada City<5>
  • Goodyears Bar [Sierra County]
  • Graniteville [Nevada County]
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    • Graniteville [Nevada County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the east of Alleghany
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  • Downieville [Sierra County]
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    • Marsh Mill [Nevada County]
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      • Marsh Mill [Nevada County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Alleghany
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    • North Bloomfield [Nevada County] - Historic
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      • North Bloomfield [Nevada County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Alleghany
    • Washington [Nevada County]
    • Lake City [Nevada County]
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      • Lake City [Nevada County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Alleghany
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    • Brandy City [Sierra County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandy City
      • Brandy City [Sierra County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Alleghany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brandy City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • North Columbia [Nevada County]
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      • North Columbia [Nevada County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Alleghany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Columbia

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alleghany ...

Looking for more information about Alleghany? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alleghany, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alleghany.

Adding Alleghany to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alleghany 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 Alleghany was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alleghany on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for California (1956).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alleghany. 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 Sierra, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alleghany - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Alleghany). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alleghany or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), 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 for your convenience: 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    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






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