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Welcome to Alder ...

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

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


Alder would have been located within present day Saguache County<2>.

The location of Alder has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

From Place Names in Colorado,<4> the origin of Alder is described as "Named after Alder Creek."

While the community is gone, the present day location for Alder is 8,540 feet [2,603 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Alder is about 1½ mile [or ~2½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Alder was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Alder still existed, it would have been in the (719) area code.

Communities Also Named Alder ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Alder - they are located in Michigan (2), Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Ontario, Oregon (2), Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Alder ...

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

  • Salida [Chaffee County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salida have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salida
    • Salida [Chaffee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Alder
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,082 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salida
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salida<7>
  • Poncha Springs [Chaffee County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poncha Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poncha Springs
    • Poncha Springs [Chaffee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Alder
    • Estimated population in 2019: 956 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poncha Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poncha Springs<7>
  • Bonanza [Saguache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonanza
    • Bonanza [Saguache County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Alder
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonanza
  • Kerper City [Saguache County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kerper City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kerper City
    • Kerper City [Saguache County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Alder
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kerper City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Calcite [Fremont County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calcite have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calcite
      • Calcite [Fremont County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Alder
    • Villa Grove [Saguache County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Villa Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villa Grove
      • Villa Grove [Saguache County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Alder
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villa Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Villa Grove<7>
    • Wellsville [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellsville
      • Wellsville [Fremont County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Alder
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellsville
    • Howard [Fremont County]
    • Spook City [Saguache County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spook City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spook City
      • Spook City [Saguache County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Alder
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spook City
    • Coaldale [Fremont County]

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Saguache County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Saguache County: www.slv.org/saguachecounty/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.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 Alder, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Saguache, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The full book title is Place Names in Colorado: Why 700 Communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. See our References and Mentions section for Alder.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alder - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alder) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alder. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3694, Longitude: -106.0395       In this case, the coordinates for Alder have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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