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Welcome to Alta ...
Alta is 3,600 feet [1,097 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Alta is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Alta lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Alta lies within the (530) area code.
The ZIP code for Alta: 95701<3>
Communities Also Named Alta ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Alta: This one is located in Placer County and the other is located in San Diego County.
Beyond California, there are 21 communities that are also named Alta - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Montana (2), North Dakota, Ohio (2), Tennessee, Utah (2), West Virginia (2) and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alta.
Communities near Alta ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alta.
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. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alta.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alta. 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.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alta. See our Newspapers Page for Alta.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alta ...
Looking for more information about Alta? 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 Alta, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alta.
Adding Alta to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Alta in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alta was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alta on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 29 Jun 2022