Sparkle, California

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.

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


  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.