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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.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Alum is 5,020 feet [1,530 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude 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

The location where Alum once stood is in the (775) area code.

Communities near Alum ...

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 as if you drove.<4>.

Community   DirDistance
Blair Junction - Historic   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Blair - Historic   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Candelaria - Historic   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Coaldale - Historic   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dyer   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Goldfield   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

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.

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 Alum. 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 Alum. 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 Alum.

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

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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 Alum, 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Alum - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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- 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alum have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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