New Almaden, CA 95042
Posted by: DougK
N 37° 10.758 W 121° 49.079
10S E 604925 N 4115417
Quick Description: This small post office is located at 21300 Almaden Road, in San Jose, California
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/11/2008 2:39:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM3JBJ
This post office is located in a community of San Jose, known as New Almaden
. It is a historic town, being associated with the California gold rush of 1849. Nearby mines, in what is now Almaden Quicksilver County Park
, produced mercury, which was then used in the amalgamation process of refining gold.
New Almaden was named after the town of Almaden, Spain, which was the other major quicksilver mine at the time.
The people in the community of New Almaden are actually in San Jose's ZIP Code 95120. This post office is a PO Box type ZIP Code serving the neighboring Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum and residents who desire a PO Box with a ZIP Code more distinctive to their community.