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Welcome to Laurel ...

Laurel is located in Santa Cruz County.

When the people of Laurel refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use terms like Laurelite or Laurelian.<1>

Laurel is 890 feet [271 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Laurel: (408) and (669)<3>

Communities near Laurel ...

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 Laurel and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Campbell   [Map]   41,544   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cupertino   [Map]   60,777   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Morgan Hill   [Map]   45,037   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mountain View   [Map]   81,438   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
San Jose   [Map]   1,035,317   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Santa Clara   [Map]   127,134   N   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Laurel ...

While we believe that this Laurel is located in Santa Cruz County, we know of another 2 California communities named Laurel. Those communities are located in the following counties: Alameda and San Mateo County.

Beyond California, there are 40 communities that are also named Laurel - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), Quebec, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia (3), Washington (2) and West Virginia.

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

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 Laurel. 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 Laurel. 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 Laurel.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Laurel ...

Looking for more information about Laurel? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Laurel? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Laurel, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Laurel.

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About Santa Cruz County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Santa Cruz County: www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Laurel 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 Laurel may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Laurel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (669) is an overlay for area code (408).

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Laurel. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Laurel

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Laurel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1175, Longitude: -121.9654     [Map].

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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 Laurel.

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