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Welcome to Blue Tent ...

Blue Tent is located in Nevada County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Blue Tent, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1878.

Blue Tent is 3,130 feet [954 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Blue Tent is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Blue Tent lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Blue Tent: (530)

Communities near Blue Tent ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Blue Tent.

  • Grass Valley
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Nevada City
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Colfax
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Nevada City Rancheria
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nevada City Rancheria have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nevada City Rancheria
    • Nevada City Rancheria is located in Nevada County
  • North Columbia
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Columbia
    • North Columbia is located in Nevada County
  • Gold Flat
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Flat
    • Gold Flat is located in Nevada County
  • North Bloomfield ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bloomfield
    • North Bloomfield is located in Nevada County
  • Glenbrook
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenbrook
    • Glenbrook is located in Nevada County
  • Spring Hill
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Hill
    • Spring Hill is located in Nevada County
  • Newtown
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newtown
    • Newtown is located in Nevada County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Blue Tent. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Blue Tent.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blue Tent. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Blue Tent.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Blue Tent. See our Newspapers Page for Blue Tent.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blue Tent ...

Looking for more information about Blue Tent? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Blue Tent, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Blue Tent.

Adding Blue Tent to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Blue Tent in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Blue Tent was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Blue Tent post office opened in 1878.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Blue Tent.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blue Tent. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Nevada County: www.new.mynevadacounty.com/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Nevada, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blue Tent - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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