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Welcome to Alpine ...

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

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


Alpine would have been located within present day Chaffee County<2>.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Alpine is 9,260 feet [2,822 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Alpine is 1¾ mile [or ~2¾ km] above sea level.

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

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

Adding Alpine to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alpine in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alpine was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alpine on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Alpine ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Colorado communities named Alpine: This one is located in Chaffee County and the other is located in Rio Grande County.

Beyond Colorado, there are 43 communities that are also named Alpine - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas (3), California (3), Florida (3), Georgia (2), Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana (2), Nevada (2), New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia (3), Washington and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Alpine ...

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

  • Salida [Chaffee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salida
    • Salida [Chaffee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Alpine
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,082 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Salida
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salida<6>
  • Buena Vista [Chaffee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
    • Buena Vista [Chaffee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Alpine
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,866 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buena Vista<6>
  • Poncha Springs [Chaffee County]
  • Pitkin [Gunnison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pitkin
    • Pitkin [Gunnison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Alpine
    • Estimated population in 2019: 69 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pitkin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pitkin<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hancock [Chaffee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hancock
      • Hancock [Chaffee County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Alpine
    • Johnson Village [Chaffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Village
      • Johnson Village [Chaffee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Alpine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnson Village<6>
    • Monarch [Chaffee County]
    • Nathrop [Chaffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nathrop
      • Nathrop [Chaffee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Alpine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nathrop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nathrop
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nathrop<6>
    • Tincup [Gunnison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tincup
      • Tincup [Gunnison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Alpine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tincup
    • Abbeyville [Gunnison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeyville
      • Abbeyville [Gunnison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Alpine
      • Former name for Abbeyville:
      • Hillerton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbeyville

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

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

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

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About Chaffee County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Chaffee County: www.chaffeecounty.org/

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 Alpine, 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 Chaffee, 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Alpine - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Alpine) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7111, Longitude: -106.2770       In this case, the coordinates for Alpine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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