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Welcome to Kit Carson ...

Kit Carson is located in Amador County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Kit Carson, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1951.

Kit Carson is 7,280 feet [2,219 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Kit Carson is about 1½ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

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

Kit Carson is within the (209) area code.

The ZIP code for Kit Carson: 95644<3>

Communities Also Named Kit Carson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Kit Carson - it's located in Colorado.

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

Communities near Kit Carson ...

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

  • Strawberry
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Twin Bridges
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Phillips
    (10 miles [16.1 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
  • Kyburz
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Echo Lake
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Sorensens
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sorensens
    • Sorensens is located in Alpine County
  • Bear Valley
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Fallen Leaf
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Lake Alpine
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Alpine
    • Lake Alpine is located in Alpine County
  • White Hall
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Hall
    • White Hall is located in El Dorado 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 Kit Carson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kit Carson.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kit Carson ...

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

Adding Kit Carson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kit Carson 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 Kit Carson was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Kit Carson post office opened in 1951.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Kit Carson.

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

The official website for Amador County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Amador, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kit Carson - 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 Kit Carson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kit Carson 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.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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