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Welcome to Alum ...

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

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


Alum would have been located within present day Esmeralda County<2>.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Alum is 5,020 feet [1,530 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Alum is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

If Alum still existed, it would have been in the (775) area code.

Communities Also Named Alum ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Alum - they are located in Arkansas and Texas.

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

Communities near Alum ...

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

  • Blair [Esmeralda County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blair
    • Blair [Esmeralda County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Alum
  • Blair Junction [Esmeralda County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blair Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blair Junction
    • Blair Junction [Esmeralda County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Alum
  • Silver Peak [Esmeralda County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Peak
    • Silver Peak [Esmeralda County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Alum
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Peak
  • Coaldale [Esmeralda County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaldale
    • Coaldale [Esmeralda County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Alum
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nivloc [Esmeralda County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nivloc
      • Nivloc [Esmeralda County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Alum
    • Tonopah [Nye County]
    • Dyer [Esmeralda County]
    • Goldfield [Esmeralda County]
    • Candelaria [Mineral County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Candelaria
      • Candelaria [Mineral County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Alum
    • Metallic City [Mineral County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metallic City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metallic City
      • Metallic City [Mineral County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Alum

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nevada

About Esmeralda County

About Nevada

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Nevada: nv.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 Alum, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Nevada's counties, including Esmeralda, 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 Alum - 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alum) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alum. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9085, Longitude: -117.6668       In this case, the coordinates for Alum have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
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