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Ambrose, California
(Contra Costa County)

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The location of Ambrose

Welcome to Ambrose ...

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

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

Ambrose would have been located within present day Contra Costa County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Ambrose is near sea level<3>.

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

Communities near Ambrose ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Ambrose and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Antioch   [Map]   111,674   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Brentwood   [Map]   62,433   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Concord   [Map]   129,783   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Danville   [Map]   44,786   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   116,266   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Oakley   [Map]   41,714   E   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Communities Also Named Ambrose ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Ambrose: This one is located in Contra Costa County and the other is located in Modoc County.

Beyond California, there are 11 communities that are also named Ambrose - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ambrose.

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 Ambrose. 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 Ambrose. 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 Ambrose.

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

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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 Ambrose, 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 Ambrose - 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ambrose) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ambrose. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0352, Longitude: -121.9500     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ambrose 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 Ambrose.

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