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Welcome to Fort Bidwell ...

Fort Bidwell is located in Modoc County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Fort Bidwell, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1868.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Bidwell: Ft. Bidwell

Fort Bidwell is 4,560 feet [1,390 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Fort Bidwell is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Fort Bidwell is within the (530) area code.

The ZIP code for Fort Bidwell: 96112<3>

Communities near Fort Bidwell ...

We have created a list of 8 communities that are near Fort Bidwell.

  • New Pine Creek
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
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    • New Pine Creek is located in Modoc County
  • New Pine Creek
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Fairport
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
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    • Fairport is located in Modoc County
  • Davis Creek
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Lake City
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Cedarville
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
  • Lakeview
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Adel
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Bidwell ...

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

Adding Fort Bidwell to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fort Bidwell 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 Fort Bidwell was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Fort Bidwell post office opened in 1868.

We also found Fort Bidwell in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Fort Bidwell.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fort Bidwell. 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Bidwell - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 Fort Bidwell). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Bidwell or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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