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Our Genealogy Helper for Alta ...

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 Alta (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 Alta. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Alta is located in Placer 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 Placer County: El Dorado, Nevada, Sacramento, Sutter, Yuba, Carson City (NV), Douglas (NV) & Washoe (NV).

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

  • Placer County     (The home county of Alta)
    • Casa Loma [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Loma
      • Casa Loma [Placer County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casa Loma
    • Dutch Flat [Placer County]
    • Gold Run [Placer County]
    • Secret Town [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Secret Town
      • Secret Town [Placer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Secret Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Secret Town
    • Iowa Hill [Placer County]
    • Emigrant Gap [Placer County]
    • Chicago Park [Placer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicago Park
      • Chicago Park [Placer County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alta
      • 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.<4>
    • Colfax [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colfax
      • Colfax [Placer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,009 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<2>
    • Michigan Bluff [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michigan Bluff
      • Michigan Bluff [Placer County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michigan Bluff
    • Foresthill [Placer County]
    • Yankee Jims [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yankee Jims
      • Yankee Jims [Placer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yankee Jims have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yankee Jims
    • Last Chance [Placer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Last Chance
      • Last Chance [Placer County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Last Chance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Butte County
  • El Dorado County
    • Georgetown [El Dorado County]
    • Fornis [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fornis
      • Fornis [El Dorado County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fornis
    • Greenwood [El Dorado County]
    • Quintette [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quintette
      • Quintette [El Dorado County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quintette
    • Garden Valley [El Dorado County]
    • Pilot Hill [El Dorado County]
    • Coloma [El Dorado County]
    • Lotus [El Dorado County]
    • Placerville [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Placerville
      • Placerville [El Dorado County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Alta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,077 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Placerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Placerville<2>
    • Camino [El Dorado County]
    • Pollock Pines [El Dorado County]
    • Diamond Springs [El Dorado County]
  • Nevada County
    • You Bet [Nevada County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for You Bet
      • You Bet [Nevada County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for You Bet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Scotts Flat [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotts Flat
      • Scotts Flat [Nevada County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotts Flat
    • Chicago Park [Nevada County]
    • Washington [Nevada County]
    • Blue Tent [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Tent
      • Blue Tent [Nevada County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Tent
    • Cedar Ridge [Nevada County]
    • Gold Flat [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Flat
      • Gold Flat [Nevada County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Flat
    • Nevada City [Nevada County]
    • Lake City [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Nevada County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • North Bloomfield [Nevada County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bloomfield
      • North Bloomfield [Nevada County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alta
    • Glenbrook [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenbrook
      • Glenbrook [Nevada County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenbrook
    • Spring Hill [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Hill
      • Spring Hill [Nevada County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill
  • Plumas County
  • Shasta County
    • Bear Valley [Shasta County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Valley
      • Bear Valley [Shasta County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alta
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bear Valley. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Sierra County
    • Alleghany [Sierra County]
    • Forest [Sierra County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Sierra County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
    • Goodyears Bar [Sierra County]
    • Downieville [Sierra County]
    • Brandy City [Sierra County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandy City
      • Brandy City [Sierra County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brandy City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Loganville [Sierra County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loganville
      • Loganville [Sierra County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loganville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loganville
    • Sierra City [Sierra County]
    • Sattley [Sierra County]
    • Sierraville [Sierra County]
    • Calpine [Sierra County]
  • Yuba County
    • Camptonville [Yuba County]
    • Bullards Bar [Yuba County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullards Bar
      • Bullards Bar [Yuba County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullards Bar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Garden Valley [Yuba County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Valley
      • Garden Valley [Yuba County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Foster Bar [Yuba County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foster Bar
      • Foster Bar [Yuba County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Alta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foster Bar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Depot Hill [Yuba County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Depot Hill
      • Depot Hill [Yuba County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Alta
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Depot Hill. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Dobbins [Yuba County]
    • Oregon House [Yuba County]
    • Smartville [Yuba County]
    • Timbuctoo [Yuba County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timbuctoo
      • Timbuctoo [Yuba County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Alta
    • Challenge [Yuba County]
    • Strawberry Valley [Yuba County]
    • Brownsville [Yuba County]

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

Newspapers Published in Alta ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alta.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alta, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alta.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites 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 Alta:

  • 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 Alta ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alta.

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

  • Dutch Flat Cemetery
  • Iowa Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Iowa Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Iowa Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Iowa Hill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alta.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iowa Hill Cemetery
  • Pioneer Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pioneer Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pioneer Grove Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Alta.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Grove Cemetery
  • Colfax Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Colfax Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Colfax Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Colfax Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alta.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax Cemetery
  • Colfax Indian Cemetery
  • Deadwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Deadwood Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Deadwood Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • The Deadwood Cemetery is located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Foresthill.Deadwood Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Alta.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deadwood Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2501041<5>
  • Continue List ...
    • Deer Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Deer Creek Cemetery
      • The Deer Creek Cemetery is located outside and to the east of Nevada City.To be more precise, Deer Creek Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Alta.
      • Deer Creek Cemetery has also been known as:
      • New Odd Fellows Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Creek Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2400769<5>
    • Forest View Cemetery
    • Pine Grove Cemetery
    • Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pioneer Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Alta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Cemetery
    • Elm Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elm Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elm Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Elm Ridge Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Alta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Ridge Cemetery
    • Foresthill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Foresthill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Foresthill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Foresthill Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Alta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foresthill Cemetery
    • Foresthill Community Cemetery
    • Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Catholic Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Catholic Cemetery is located in Grass Valley.To be more precise, Catholic Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Alta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catholic Cemetery
    • Greenwood Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenwood Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Greenwood Memorial Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Alta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Memorial 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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Alta had a population of 136 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Alta [Placer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alta
    • Alta [Placer County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Alta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 136 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alta had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alta<2>
  • Towle [Placer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Towle
    • Towle [Placer County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Alta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 317 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Towle had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Towle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Towle
  • Dutch Flat [Placer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutch Flat
    • Dutch Flat [Placer County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Alta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 682 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dutch Flat had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutch Flat
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dutch Flat<2>
  • Gold Run [Placer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Run
    • Gold Run [Placer County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Alta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 211 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gold Run had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Run
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gold Run<2>
  • You Bet [Nevada County] - Historic
    • While You Bet was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for You Bet
    • You Bet [Nevada County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Alta
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 144 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, You Bet had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for You Bet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Blue Canyon [Placer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Canyon
    • Blue Canyon [Placer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Blue Canyon had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Canyon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Canyon
  • Continue List ...
    • Buena Vista [Nevada County] - Historic
      • While Buena Vista was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Nevada County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Alta
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Buena Vista had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Chicago Park [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicago Park
      • Chicago Park [Nevada County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alta
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chicago Park had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicago Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chicago Park<2>
    • Westville [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westville
      • Westville [Placer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Alta
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Westville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
    • Emigrant Gap [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emigrant Gap
      • Emigrant Gap [Placer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 107 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Emigrant Gap had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emigrant Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emigrant Gap<2>
    • Colfax [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colfax
      • Colfax [Placer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 670 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,009 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Colfax had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<2>
    • Washington [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Nevada County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Alta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 359 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Washington had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<2>
    • Kres [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kres
      • Kres [Nevada County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Alta
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kres had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kres
    • Michigan Bluff [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michigan Bluff
      • Michigan Bluff [Placer County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Alta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 377 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Michigan Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michigan Bluff
    • Maybert [Nevada County] - Historic
      • While Maybert was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maybert
      • Maybert [Nevada County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alta
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Maybert had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maybert have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Alta ...

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

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 Alta:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Alta. See our Misc Page for Alta for more information.

The Communities of California

About Placer County

About California

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

The official website for Placer County: www.placer.ca.gov/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alta) 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. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AltaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2070, Longitude: -120.8111    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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.
<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.
<6>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 Alta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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