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Sparkle, California

Coordinates: 37°55′42″N 122°03′24″W / 37.92833°N 122.05667°W / 37.92833; -122.05667

Sparkle
Unincorporated community
Sparkle
Sparkle
Location in California

Coordinates: 37°55′42″N 122°03′24″W / 37.92833°N 122.05667°W / 37.92833; -122.05667

Country United States
State California
County Contra Costa County
Elevation[1] 85 ft (26 m)

Sparkle (also, Sparkel)[2] is an unincorporated community in Contra Costa County, California, United States.[3] It is on the former route of the Sacramento Northern Railroad, now replaced by elevated BART tracks 2 miles (3.2 km)north of downtown Walnut Creek,[2] at an elevation of 85 feet (26 m). It reputedly got its name from a discharge effect on a tight curve of the electrified line of the Sacramento Northern Railroad. It is a county island like nearby Waldon and is surrounded by Walnut Creek and other incorporated cities. The ZIP Code is 94597. The community is inside area code 925.

References

  • U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sparkle, California


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