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Welcome to Boca ...

Boca is located in Nevada County<1>.

The location of Boca has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Boca, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1872.

Boca is 5,520 feet [1,682 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Boca is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Boca lies within the (530) area code.

Communities near Boca ...

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

  • Reno
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reno
    • Reno is located in Washoe County (NV)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 259,290 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reno <4>
  • Truckee
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Mystic ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mystic
    • Mystic is located in Nevada County
  • Prosser Lake Heights
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosser Lake Heights
    • Prosser Lake Heights is located in Nevada County
  • Bronco ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bronco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronco
    • Bronco is located in Washoe County (NV)
    • Bronco has also been known as:
    • Bronca
  • Kings Beach
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Tahoe Vista
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Verdi
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Brockway
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Carnelian Bay
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)

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 Boca. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Boca.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Boca. 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 Boca.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Boca ...

Looking for more information about Boca? 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 Boca, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Boca.

Adding Boca to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Boca in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

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

From that list, the Boca post office opened in 1872.

We also found Boca in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Boca.

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

The official website for Nevada County:

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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 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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Boca - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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