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Welcome to Alta ...

So far, we have found very little information about Alta. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Alta to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Alta, please Contact Us.


Alta would have been located within present day San Diego County<2>.

The location of Alta has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Alta is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Alta was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alta would have been located in the (619) area code.

Communities Also Named Alta ...

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

  • San Diego [San Diego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Diego
    • San Diego [San Diego County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,425,976 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Diego
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Diego<6>
  • Chula Vista [San Diego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chula Vista
    • Chula Vista [San Diego County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2018: 271,651 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chula Vista
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chula Vista<6>
  • National City [San Diego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for National City
    • National City [San Diego County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2018: 61,431 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on National City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for National City<6>
  • Santee [San Diego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santee
    • Santee [San Diego County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2018: 58,115 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santee<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Poway [San Diego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poway
      • Poway [San Diego County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2018: 49,704 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poway<6>
    • Imperial Beach [San Diego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Imperial Beach
      • Imperial Beach [San Diego County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2018: 27,447 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Imperial Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Imperial Beach<6>
    • Lemon Grove [San Diego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemon Grove
      • Lemon Grove [San Diego County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the southwest of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2018: 26,969 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lemon Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lemon Grove<6>
    • Coronado [San Diego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coronado
      • Coronado [San Diego County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2018: 21,390 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coronado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coronado<6>
    • La Presa [San Diego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Presa
      • La Presa [San Diego County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Presa
    • Winter Gardens [San Diego County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winter Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winter Gardens
      • Winter Gardens [San Diego County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winter Gardens

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.

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The official website for San Diego County: www.sdcounty.ca.gov/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7798, Longitude: -116.9889       In this case, the coordinates for Alta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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