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Welcome to Lookout ...

Lookout is located in Modoc County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Lookout, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1880.

Lookout is 4,140 feet [1,262 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Lookout is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Lookout is located in the (530) area code.

Communities Also Named Lookout ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two California communities named Lookout: This one is located in Modoc County and the other is located in Shasta County.

Beyond California, there are 27 communities that are also named Lookout - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho (2), Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Lookout ...

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

  • Lookout Junction
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lookout Junction
    • Lookout Junction is located in Modoc County
  • Bieber
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bieber
    • Bieber is located in Lassen County
  • Nubieber
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Pumpkin Center
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Adin
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Pittville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittville
    • Pittville is located in Lassen County
  • McArthur
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Alfa ‑ Historic
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Alfa. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alfa
    • Alfa is located in Shasta County
  • Fall River Mills
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
  • Glenburn
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenburn
    • Glenburn is located in Shasta County
    • Former names for Glenburn:
    • Burgettville
    • Swasey

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lookout ...

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

Adding Lookout to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Lookout post office opened in 1880.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Lookout.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lookout. 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 Lookout - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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