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Ambrose, California
(Modoc County)

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Welcome to Ambrose ...

Ambrose is located in Modoc County<1>.

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

Ambrose is 4,970 feet [1,515 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Ambrose is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Ambrose lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ambrose is located in the (530) area code.

Communities Also Named Ambrose ...

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

Communities near Ambrose ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ambrose.

  • Canby [Modoc County]
  • Tionesta [Modoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tionesta
    • Tionesta [Modoc County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Ambrose
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tionesta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tionesta
  • Adin [Modoc County]
  • Lookout Junction [Modoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lookout Junction
    • Lookout Junction [Modoc County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the southwest of Ambrose
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Alturas [Modoc County]
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      • Alturas [Modoc County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the east of Ambrose
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,542 people
      • Former name for Alturas:
      • Dorrisville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alturas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alturas<5>
    • Lookout [Modoc County]
    • McArthur [Modoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McArthur
      • McArthur [Modoc County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<4> to the southeast of Ambrose
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McArthur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McArthur
    • Bieber [Lassen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bieber
      • Bieber [Lassen County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<4> to the south of Ambrose
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bieber
    • Pumpkin Center [Lassen County]
    • Nubieber [Lassen County]

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 Ambrose. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ambrose.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ambrose.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ambrose. See our Newspapers Page for Ambrose.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ambrose ...

Looking for more information about Ambrose? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Ambrose, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ambrose.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for California

About Modoc County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Modoc, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ambrose - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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: 41.5018, Longitude: -120.9814       In this case, the coordinates for Ambrose have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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