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Greenville, California
(Alameda County)

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Welcome to Greenville ...

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

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

Greenville would have been located within present day Alameda County.

When the people of Greenville referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Greenvillian<2>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Greenville is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities near Greenville ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Greenville and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2016<5>
Brentwood   [Map]   60,532   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Danville   [Map]   44,631   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dublin   [Map]   59,583   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fremont   [Map]   233,136   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Livermore   [Map]   89,115   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Oakley   [Map]   40,622   N   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Greenville.

Communities Also Named Greenville ...

While we believe that this Greenville is located in Alameda County, we know of another 2 California communities named Greenville. Those communities are located in the following counties: Plumas and Yuba County.

Beyond California, there are 66 communities that are also named Greenville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, Connecticut, Delaware (2), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (3), Maine (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nevada (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey (3), New York (5), North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (4), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah (2), Virginia (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Greenville. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Greenville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Greenville.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Greenville:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Greenville no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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 Greenville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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 Greenville 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 Greenville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Greenville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Greenville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Greenville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7199, Longitude: -121.6991     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greenville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Greenville.

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Greenville.