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Welcome to McArthur ...

McArthur is located in Shasta County<1>.

McArthur was established in 1869.

The origin (or the toponymy) of McArthur: Named after John McArthur.

McArthur is 3,310 feet [1,009 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of McArthur is about ¾ mile [or 1 km] above sea level.

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

McArthur is within the (530) area code.

The ZIP code for McArthur: 96056<3>

Communities Also Named McArthur ...

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

Beyond California, there are 7 communities that are also named McArthur - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Manitoba, North Dakota and Ohio.

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

Communities near McArthur ...

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

  • Glenburn
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenburn
    • Glenburn is located in Shasta County
    • Former names for Glenburn:
    • Burgettville
    • Swasey
  • Alfa ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • 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.<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alfa
    • Alfa is located in Shasta County
  • Dana
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dana
    • Dana is located in Shasta County
  • Nubieber
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Cassel
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Cayton
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayton
    • Cayton is located in Shasta County
  • Bieber
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bieber
    • Bieber is located in Lassen County
  • Johnson Park
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Park
    • Johnson Park is located in Shasta County
  • Pumpkin Center
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Hat Creek
    (16 miles [25.7 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 McArthur. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for McArthur.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for McArthur ...

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

Adding McArthur to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the McArthur post office opened in 1904.

For more details, see References and Mentions for McArthur.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McArthur. 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 Shasta, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around McArthur - 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 McArthur). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether McArthur or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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