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Welcome to Ballard ...

Ballard is located in Santa Barbara County<1>.

Ballard is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Ballard: (805)

Communities Also Named Ballard ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Ballard - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah (2), Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Ballard ...

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

  • Lompoc (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lompoc
    • Lompoc lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the west of Ballard and is located in Santa Barbara County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,253 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lompoc
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lompoc<4>
  • Solvang (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solvang
    • Solvang lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Ballard and is located in Santa Barbara County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,556 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solvang
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Solvang<4>
  • Buellton (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buellton
    • Buellton lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the west of Ballard and is located in Santa Barbara County
    • Estimated population in 2015: 5,082 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buellton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buellton<4>
  • Cachuma Village (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cachuma Village
    • Cachuma Village lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Ballard and is located in Santa Barbara County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cachuma Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cachuma Village
  • Los Alamos (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Capitan (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capitan
    • Capitan lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the south of Ballard and is located in Santa Barbara County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capitan
  • Naples (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naples
    • Naples was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Ballard and is located in Santa Barbara County
  • Mission Hills (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Hills
    • Mission Hills lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the west of Ballard and is located in Santa Barbara County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Hills
  • Garey (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garey
    • Garey lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the northwest of Ballard and is located in Santa Barbara County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garey
  • Isla Vista (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ballard. 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 Ballard.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ballard ...

Looking for more information about Ballard? 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 Ballard, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ballard.

Adding Ballard to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ballard 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 Ballard was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ballard on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

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

The official website for Santa Barbara County: www.countyofsb.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Santa Barbara, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ballard - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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- Ballard) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ballard. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BallardOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ballard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6358, Longitude: -120.1135    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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