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Durham, California

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Welcome to Durham ...

Durham is located in Butte County<1>.

When the people of Durham refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Durhamite<2>

Durham is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Durham: (530)

The ZIP code for Durham: 95938<4>

Adding Durham to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Communities Also Named Durham ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 31 communities that are also named Durham - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas (3), Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Durham ...

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

  • Chico [Butte County]
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    • Chico [Butte County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Durham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 102,867 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chico
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chico<6>
  • Oroville [Butte County]
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    • Oroville [Butte County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Durham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,237 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oroville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oroville<6>
  • Paradise [Butte County]
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    • Paradise [Butte County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Durham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,329 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paradise<6>
  • Bigg's [Butte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bigg's
    • Bigg's [Butte County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Durham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,025 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bigg's
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bigg's<6>
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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 Durham. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Durham.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Durham ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Butte, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Durham refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Durham may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Durham - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Durham). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Durham or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Durham) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Durham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DurhamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Durham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6460, Longitude: -121.8002    
<6>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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