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Welcome to Coram ...

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

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

Coram would have been located within present day Shasta County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Coram, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

Coram was established in 1906 and was incorporated in 1910.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Coram: Named after Joseph Coram, one of the owners of the Balaklala Mine & Smelter Company.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Coram is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The location where Coram once stood is in the (530) area code.

Communities Also Named Coram ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Coram - they are located in Connecticut, Montana and New York.

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

Communities near Coram ...

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

  • Redding
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Anderson
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anderson
    • Anderson is located in Shasta County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,565 people
    • Former name for Anderson:
    • American Ranch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anderson <5>
  • Shasta Lake
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shasta Lake
    • Shasta Lake is located in Shasta County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,379 people
    • Former names for Shasta Lake:
    • Boomtown
    • Central Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shasta Lake <5>
  • Newtown
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newtown
    • Newtown is located in Shasta County
  • Project City ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Project City
    • Project City is located in Shasta County
  • Buckeye
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckeye
    • Buckeye is located in Shasta County
  • Fielding ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fielding. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fielding
    • Fielding is located in Shasta County
  • Iron Mountain ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Mountain
    • Iron Mountain is located in Shasta County
  • Morley ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morley
    • Morley is located in Shasta County
  • Mountain Gate
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Gate
    • Mountain Gate is located in Shasta County
    • Former names for Mountain Gate:
    • Bass
    • Fish's Station

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

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

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

Adding Coram to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Coram in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Coram was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Coram post office opened in 1906.

We also found Coram mentioned on a train schedule titled Southern Pacific Railroad Time Tables (July 1929).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Coram.

The official website for Shasta County:

The official website for State of California:

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 Coram, 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 Shasta, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Coram - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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