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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 elevation 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

The area code for Kirkwood: (209)

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
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Phillips
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phillips have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillips
    • Phillips is located in El Dorado County
  • Strawberry
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Twin Bridges
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Echo Lake
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Sorensens
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sorensens
    • Sorensens is located in Alpine County
  • Fallen Leaf
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Kyburz
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Alpine Village
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine Village
    • Alpine Village is located in Alpine County
  • Marklee Village
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marklee Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marklee Village
    • Marklee Village is located in Alpine County

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.

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:

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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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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