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Welcome to Eureka ...

Although we found mention of Eureka during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Eureka was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

We've added Eureka to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Eureka - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Eureka, please Contact Us.




When the people of Eureka refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Eurekan<2>

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Eureka might be (or was) located is in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Eureka would be found within the (907) area code.

Communities Also Named Eureka ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 68 communities that are also named Eureka - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska, California (2), Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa (3), Kansas (6), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (4), Montana (2), Nebraska, Nevada (2), New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee (4), Texas (5), Utah, Virginia, Washington (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Eureka.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Eureka and then turned west". While Eureka could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Eureka as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Eureka could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Eureka refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Eureka may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Eureka.