Sparkle, California

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Sparkle is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°55′42″N 122°03′24″W / 37.92833°N 122.05667°W / 37.92833; -122.05667Coordinates: 37°55′42″N 122°03′24″W / 37.92833°N 122.05667°W / 37.92833; -122.05667
CountryUnited States
CountyContra Costa County
Elevation85 ft (26 m)
GNIS ID[1][2]1659836
FIPS code[1][2]06-73550

Sparkle,[1] also known as Sparkel,[3] is an unincorporated community in Contra Costa County, California, United States.[1] 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,[3] 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.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Sparkle (Contra Costa County, California)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "FIPS55 Data: California". FIPS55 Data. United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006. Archived from the original on June 18, 2006. Retrieved May 10, 2014. External link in |work= (help)CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  3. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 706. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.