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Welcome to Kirkwood ...

Kirkwood is primarily located in Alpine County<1>. A portion of Kirkwood extends into El Dorado County.

Kirkwood is 7,680 feet [2,341 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Kirkwood is about 1½ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

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

Kirkwood is located in the (209) area code.

The ZIP code for Kirkwood: 95646<3>

Communities Also Named Kirkwood ...

While we believe that this Kirkwood is located in Alpine County, we know of another 2 California communities named Kirkwood. Those communities are located in the following counties: Glenn and Tehama County.

Beyond California, there are 35 communities that are also named Kirkwood - they are located in Delaware, Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina (3), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

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

Communities near Kirkwood ...

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

  • South Lake Tahoe [El Dorado County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Lake Tahoe
    • South Lake Tahoe [El Dorado County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Kirkwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,847 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Lake Tahoe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Lake Tahoe<5>
  • Phillips [El Dorado County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillips
    • Phillips [El Dorado County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Kirkwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phillips have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phillips
  • Strawberry [El Dorado County]
  • Twin Bridges [El Dorado County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Echo Lake [El Dorado County]
    • Sorensens [Alpine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sorensens
      • Sorensens [Alpine County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Kirkwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sorensens
    • Fallen Leaf [El Dorado County]
    • Kyburz [El Dorado County]
    • Alpine Village [Alpine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine Village
      • Alpine Village [Alpine County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Kirkwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine Village
    • Marklee Village [Alpine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marklee Village
      • Marklee Village [Alpine County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Kirkwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marklee Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marklee Village

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kirkwood ...

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

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About Alpine County

About California

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

The official website for Alpine County: www.co.alpine.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Alpine, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kirkwood - 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 Kirkwood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kirkwood or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kirkwood) 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 Kirkwood. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KirkwoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kirkwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6960, Longitude: -120.0732    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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