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Welcome to Alta Sierra ...

Alta Sierra is located in Nevada County<1>.

The location of Alta Sierra has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Alta Sierra is 2,300 feet [701 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Alta Sierra is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The area code for Alta Sierra: (530)

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 Nevada County and the other is located in Kern 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.

  • Auburn [Placer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
    • Auburn [Placer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Alta Sierra
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,195 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<5>
  • Grass Valley [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Valley
    • Grass Valley [Nevada County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Alta Sierra
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,817 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grass Valley<5>
  • Nevada City [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nevada City
    • Nevada City [Nevada County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Alta Sierra
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,148 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nevada City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nevada City<5>
  • Colfax [Placer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colfax
    • Colfax [Placer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Alta Sierra
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,002 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cedar Ridge [Nevada County]
    • Chicago Park [Nevada County]
    • The Oaks [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Oaks
      • The Oaks [Nevada County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Alta Sierra
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Oaks
    • Bitney Corner [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bitney Corner
      • Bitney Corner [Nevada County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Alta Sierra
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bitney Corner
    • Chicago Park [Placer County] - Historic
      • 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.<6>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicago Park
      • Chicago Park [Placer County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of Alta Sierra
    • Glenbrook [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenbrook
      • Glenbrook [Nevada County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Alta Sierra
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenbrook

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About Nevada County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Nevada County: www.new.mynevadacounty.com/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Nevada, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alta Sierra - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- 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 Sierra

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alta Sierra. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1416, Longitude: -121.0538       In this case, the coordinates for Alta Sierra have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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