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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
Hallelujah Junction is located in California
Hallelujah Junction
Hallelujah Junction
Location in California
Hallelujah Junction is located in the United States
Hallelujah Junction
Hallelujah Junction
Hallelujah Junction (the United States)
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
CountryUnited States
CountyLassen County
Elevation5,033 ft (1,534 m)

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.