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Alta, California
(San Diego County)

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The location of Alta

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.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Alta is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

If Alta still existed, it would have been in the (619) area code.

Communities near Alta ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alta and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Chula Vista   [Map]   270,471   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Coronado   [Map]   24,417   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Imperial Beach   [Map]   27,418   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
La Presa   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lemon Grove   [Map]   27,108   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
National City   [Map]   61,363   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alta.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alta. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alta.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alta:

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alta.

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