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Welcome to Brockway ...

Brockway is located in Placer County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Brockway, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1901.

Brockway is 6,260 feet [1,908 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Brockway is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Brockway: (530)

Communities Also Named Brockway ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 11 communities that are also named Brockway - they are located in Connecticut, Michigan (2), Montana, New Brunswick, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Brockway ...

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

  • Carson City
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • South Lake Tahoe
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Truckee
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Tyrolian Village
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyrolian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyrolian Village
    • Tyrolian Village is located in Washoe County (NV)
  • Dollar Point
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dollar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dollar Point
    • Dollar Point is located in Placer County
  • Lake Forest
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Forest
    • Lake Forest is located in Placer County
  • Tahoe City
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Franktown
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franktown
    • Franktown is located in Washoe County (NV)
  • Polaris
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polaris have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polaris
    • Polaris is located in Nevada County
  • Glenbrook
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brockway ...

Looking for more information about Brockway? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Brockway, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Brockway.

Adding Brockway to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Brockway 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 Brockway was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Brockway post office opened in 1901.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Brockway.

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

The official website for Placer County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Placer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brockway - 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:


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