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Welcome to Zurich (aka 'Zurich Station') ...

So far, we have found very little information about Zurich. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Zurich to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Zurich, please Contact Us.


Zurich would have been located within present day Inyo County<2>.

We don't have a date for the establishment of Zurich.

The community of Zurich has also been called Zurich Station. Going back to its beginning, Zurich was originally named Alvord<3>. For more information about the names of Zurich, see The Names of Zurich on our Genealogy Page.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Zurich is 3,930 feet [1,198 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Zurich is ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Zurich was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Zurich once stood is in the (760) and (442)<5> area codes.

Communities Also Named Zurich ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Zurich - they are located in Kansas, Montana, New York and Ontario.

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

Communities near Zurich ...

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

  • Bishop [Inyo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop
    • Bishop [Inyo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Zurich
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,778 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bishop<7>
  • Elna [Inyo County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elna
    • Elna [Inyo County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Zurich
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elna have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fish Springs [Inyo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fish Springs
    • Fish Springs [Inyo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Zurich
    • Fish Springs has also been known as:
    • Tinemaha
    • Tinnemaha
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fish Springs
  • Keough Hot Springs [Inyo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keough Hot Springs
    • Keough Hot Springs [Inyo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Zurich
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keough Hot Springs
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sage Flat [Inyo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sage Flat
      • Sage Flat [Inyo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Zurich
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sage Flat. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<9>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sage Flat
    • Wilkerson [Inyo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkerson
      • Wilkerson [Inyo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Zurich
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkerson
    • Bigelow [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bigelow
      • Bigelow [Inyo County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Zurich
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bigelow. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<9>
    • Glacier Lodge [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glacier Lodge
      • Glacier Lodge [Inyo County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Zurich
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Glacier Lodge. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<9>
    • Peterson Mill [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterson Mill
      • Peterson Mill [Inyo County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Zurich
    • Poleta [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poleta
      • Poleta [Inyo County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Zurich

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in California

About Inyo County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Inyo County: www.inyocounty.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Zurich, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Inyo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>Zurich is also known as Zurich Station. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Zurich.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Zurich - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (442) is an overlay for area code (760).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Zurich) 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 Zurich. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ZurichOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zurich. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1826, Longitude: -118.2607    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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