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Alta Sierra, California
(Kern County)

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Welcome to Alta Sierra ...

Alta Sierra is located in Kern County<1>.

Alta Sierra is 5,710 feet [1,740 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Alta Sierra is about 1 mile [or 1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Alta Sierra: (760) & (442)<3>

Communities Also Named Alta Sierra ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Alta Sierra: This one is located in Kern County and the other is located in Nevada County.

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

Communities near Alta Sierra ...

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

  • Wofford Heights [Kern County]
  • Panorama Heights [Tulare County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panorama Heights
    • Panorama Heights [Tulare County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Alta Sierra
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panorama Heights
  • Isabella [Kern County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isabella
    • Isabella [Kern County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Alta Sierra
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isabella have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Kernville [Kern County]
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    • Keyesville [Kern County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyesville
      • Keyesville [Kern County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Alta Sierra
      • Former names for Keyesville:
      • Hogeye
      • Keysville
    • Poso Park [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poso Park
      • Poso Park [Tulare County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Alta Sierra
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poso Park
    • Rogersville [Kern County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogersville
      • Rogersville [Kern County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Alta Sierra
    • Glennville [Kern County]
    • Lake Isabella [Kern County]
    • Posey [Tulare 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 Alta Sierra. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alta Sierra.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alta Sierra ...

Looking for more information about Alta Sierra? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alta Sierra, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alta Sierra.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Kern, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alta Sierra - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (442) is an overlay for area code (760).
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Alta Sierra) 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 Alta Sierra. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alta SierraOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alta Sierra. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7308, Longitude: -118.5517    
<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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