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Our Genealogy Helper for Alpine ...

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

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


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 Alpine (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 Alpine. 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Alpine is historic, it would have been located within present day Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles County: Kern, Orange, San Bernardino & Ventura.

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

  • Los Angeles County     (The home county of Alpine)
    • Harold [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harold
      • Harold [Los Angeles County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Alpine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harold have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harold
    • Palmdale [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmdale
      • Palmdale [Los Angeles County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Alpine
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 150,498 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmdale<4>
    • Vincent [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vincent
      • Vincent [Los Angeles County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Alpine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vincent
    • Desert View Highlands [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Desert View Highlands
      • Desert View Highlands [Los Angeles County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Alpine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Desert View Highlands
    • Paris [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
      • Paris [Los Angeles County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Alpine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
    • Littlerock [Los Angeles County]
    • Acton [Los Angeles County]
    • Quartz Hill [Los Angeles County]
    • Lancaster [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
      • Lancaster [Los Angeles County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Alpine
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155,822 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<4>
    • Pearblossom [Los Angeles County]
    • Leona Valley [Los Angeles County]
    • Juniper Hills [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juniper Hills
      • Juniper Hills [Los Angeles County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Alpine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juniper Hills
    • Agua Dulce [Los Angeles County]
  • Kern County
    • Rosamond [Kern County]
    • Actis Gardens [Kern County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Actis Gardens
      • Actis Gardens [Kern County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Alpine
    • Actis [Kern County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Actis
      • Actis [Kern County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Alpine
      • Former names for Actis:
      • Gloster
      • Highberg
      • Rummington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Actis
    • Edwards [Kern County]
    • Mojave [Kern County]
  • San Bernardino County
    • Pinon Hills [San Bernardino County]
    • Wrightwood [San Bernardino County]
    • Phelan [San Bernardino County]
    • Adelanto [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adelanto
      • Adelanto [San Bernardino County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the east of Alpine
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,537 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adelanto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adelanto<4>
    • Lytle Creek [San Bernardino County]
    • Montclair [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montclair
      • Montclair [San Bernardino County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Alpine
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,600 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montclair<4>
    • Upland [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upland
      • Upland [San Bernardino County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Alpine
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,850 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Upland<4>
  • Solano County
  • Ventura County
    • Piru [Ventura County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piru
      • Piru [Ventura County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the west of Alpine
      • Piru has also been known as:
      • Piru City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piru
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piru<4>

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

Newspapers Published in Alpine ...

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 155 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alpine.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alpine, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alpine.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Alpine:

  • 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 Alpine ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alpine.

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 Alpine covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Desert Lawn Memorial Park
  • Palmdale Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Palmdale Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Palmdale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmdale Cemetery
  • Acton Community Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Acton Community Cemetery
    • The Acton Community Cemetery is located outside and to the north of Acton.More accurately, Acton Community Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Alpine.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acton Community Cemetery
  • Joshua Memorial Park
  • Lancaster Cemetery
  • Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Verdugo Hills Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Verdugo Hills Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Verdugo Hills Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Verdugo Hills Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Alpine.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verdugo Hills Cemetery
    • Glen Haven Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Glen Haven Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glen Haven Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Glen Haven Memorial Park lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Alpine.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Haven Memorial Park
    • Sholom Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sholom Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sholom Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sholom Memorial Park lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Alpine.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sholom Memorial Park
    • Pioneer Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pioneer Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pioneer Memorial Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Alpine.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Memorial Cemetery
    • Mountain View Cemetery
    • Mountain View Mausoleum
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Mausoleum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mountain View Mausoleum have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mountain View Mausoleum lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the south of Alpine.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Mausoleum
    • Islamic Cemetery
    • Eternal Valley Memorial Park
    • Sierra Madre Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sierra Madre Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sierra Madre Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sierra Madre Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Alpine.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sierra Madre Cemetery

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.

Alpine itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having railroad service and no post office.

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

  • Alpine [Los Angeles County] - Historic
    • While Alpine was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
    • Alpine [Los Angeles County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Alpine
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alpine had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Harold [Los Angeles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harold
    • Harold [Los Angeles County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Alpine
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harold had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harold have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harold
  • Palmdale [Los Angeles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmdale
    • Palmdale [Los Angeles County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Alpine
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 150,498 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Palmdale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmdale<4>
  • Vincent [Los Angeles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vincent
    • Vincent [Los Angeles County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Alpine
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vincent had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vincent
  • Acton [Los Angeles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acton
    • Acton [Los Angeles County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Alpine
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Acton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Acton<4>
  • Ravenna [Los Angeles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenna
    • Ravenna [Los Angeles County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Alpine
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 59 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ravenna had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravenna have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenna
  • Continue List ...
    • Lancaster [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
      • Lancaster [Los Angeles County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Alpine
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 305 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155,822 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lancaster had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<4>
    • Russ [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russ
      • Russ [Los Angeles County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Alpine
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Russ had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russ have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russ
    • Del Sur [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Del Sur
      • Del Sur [Los Angeles County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Alpine
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Del Sur had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Del Sur
    • Llano [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Llano
      • Llano [Los Angeles County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Alpine
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Llano had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Llano
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Llano<4>
    • Lang [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lang
      • Lang [Los Angeles County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Alpine
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lang had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lang have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lang
    • Sunland [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunland
      • Sunland [Los Angeles County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Alpine
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sunland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunland
    • Fairmont [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
      • Fairmont [Los Angeles County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Alpine
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fairmont had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairmont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
    • Rosamond [Kern County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosamond
      • Rosamond [Kern County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of Alpine
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rosamond had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosamond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosamond<4>
    • Honby [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honby
      • Honby [Los Angeles County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Alpine
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Honby had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honby

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Alpine ...

While our initial data about Alpine came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Alpine 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 Alpine.

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 Alpine:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned

The GNIS database contains an entry for Alpine. See our Misc Page for Alpine for more information.

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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 Alpine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Alpine) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5392, Longitude: -118.1065       In this case, the coordinates for Alpine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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