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Alder, Colorado

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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.

The location of Alder has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From Place Names in Colorado,<3> 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.<4> 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

The location where Alder once stood is in the (719) area code.

Communities near Alder ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Bonanza   [Map]   18   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Calcite - Historic   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Coaldale   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Howard   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kerper City   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Poncha Springs   [Map]   862   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alder.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alder. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alder.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alder:

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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.

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<2>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.

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<3>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.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alder - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alder have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alder.

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