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Welcome to Independence ...
Independence is located just east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Independence was established in 1862.
Independence is 3,930 feet [1,198 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Independence is ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Independence lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Independence: (760) & (442)<3>
The ZIP code for Independence: 93526<4>
Websites for Independence ...
Chamber of Commerce: www.independence-ca.com/
Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Independence, the following might be of interest:
Adding Independence to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Independence 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 Independence was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Independence on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Independence ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Independence: This one is located in Inyo County and the other is located in Calaveras County.
Beyond California, there are 50 communities that are also named Independence - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado (3), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota (2), Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Tennessee (3), Texas (2), Utah (2), Virginia, Washington (2), West Virginia (4) and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Independence.
Communities near Independence ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Independence.
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 Independence. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Independence.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Independence. 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 Independence.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Independence. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Independence.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Independence ...
Looking for more information about Independence? 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 Independence, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Independence.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Independence. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Inyo County: www.inyocounty.us/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Oct 2021