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Likely is located in Modoc County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Likely, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1886.

Likely is 4,440 feet [1,353 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Likely is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Likely: (530)

The ZIP code for Likely: 96116<3>

Communities Also Named Likely ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Likely - they are located in British Columbia and Florida.

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

Communities near Likely ...

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

  • Alturas
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alturas
    • Alturas is located in Modoc County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,542 people
    • Former name for Alturas:
    • Dorrisville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alturas <4>
  • McArthur
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McArthur have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McArthur
    • McArthur is located in Modoc County
  • Cantrall Mill ‑ Historic
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cantrall Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantrall Mill
    • Cantrall Mill is located in Modoc County
  • Madeline
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Eagleville
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
  • Adin
    (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
  • Canby
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Termo
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Termo
    • Termo is located in Lassen County
  • Cedarville
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
  • Ravendale
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Likely ...

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

Adding Likely to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Likely post office opened in 1886.

We also found Likely in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Likely.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Modoc, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Likely - 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 Likely). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Likely 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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