Hallelujah Junction, California

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Hallelujah Junction
Unincorporated community
Hallelujah Junction is located in California
Hallelujah Junction
Hallelujah Junction
Hallelujah Junction is located in the US
Hallelujah Junction
Hallelujah Junction
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°46′32″N 120°02′22″W / 39.77556°N 120.03944°W / 39.77556; -120.03944Coordinates: 39°46′32″N 120°02′22″W / 39.77556°N 120.03944°W / 39.77556; -120.03944
Country United States
State California
County Lassen County
Elevation[1] 5,033 ft (1,534 m)

Hallelujah Junction is an unincorporated community in Lassen County, California.[1] It is located 4 miles (6.4 km) east-southeast of Beckwourth Pass,[2] at an elevation of 5033 feet (1534 m).[1] It is located at the interchange with U.S. Route 395 and the eastern terminus of State Route 70 (formerly US 40 Alt.).

Hallelujah Junction has been noted for its unusual place name.[3] A musical Hallelujah Junction piece written by American composer John Adams is named after this junction: Adams owns a cabin nearby.[4]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hallelujah Junction, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 382. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Thompson, George E. (1 July 2009). You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts about where We Live. iUniverse. p. 11. ISBN 978-1-4401-3421-0. 
  4. ^ John Adams. "Hallelujah Junction, for two pianos". LA Philharmonic Presents.