A post office opened in North Temescal in 1877, the name was changed to Alden in 1899, and the post office closed in 1908. The name commemorated S.E. Alden, farmer and landowner. Coordinates for the post office are listed at USGS website. The USGS coordinates for the former Alden post office is now in the shopping village in the neighborhood of Montclair, Oakland, California.