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Welcome to Alpine ...

Alpine is located in San Diego County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Alpine, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1885.

Alpine is 1,830 feet [558 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Alpine is within the (619) area code.

The ZIP codes for Alpine: 91901, 91903<3>

Websites for Alpine ...

Chamber of Commerce:

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Alpine, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Alpine ...

While we believe that this Alpine is located in San Diego County, we know of another 2 California communities named Alpine. Those communities are located in the following counties: Los Angeles and Mendocino County.

Beyond California, there are 43 communities that are also named Alpine - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas (3), Colorado (2), Florida (3), Georgia (2), Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana (2), Nevada (2), New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia (3), Washington and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Alpine ...

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

  • El Cajon
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • La Mesa
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Santee
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Poway
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Lemon Grove
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Flinn Springs
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flinn Springs
    • Flinn Springs is located in San Diego County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Flinn Springs
  • Crest
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crest
    • Crest is located in San Diego County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Crest
  • El Capitan ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for El Capitan have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Capitan
    • El Capitan is located in San Diego County
  • Descanso
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Glenview
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenview
    • Glenview is located in San Diego County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Glenview

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alpine. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Alpine.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alpine ...

Looking for more information about Alpine? 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 Alpine, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alpine.

Adding Alpine to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Alpine was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Alpine post office opened in 1885.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Alpine.

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

The official website for San Diego County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including San Diego, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alpine - 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 Alpine). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alpine or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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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