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Welcome to Bronco ...

Bronco is located in Nevada County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Bronco, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

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

Bronco is 5,340 feet [1,628 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Bronco is 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Bronco is located in the (530) area code.

Communities Also Named Bronco ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two California communities named Bronco: This one is located in Nevada County and the other is located in Stanislaus County.

Beyond California, there are 5 communities that are also named Bronco - they are located in Georgia, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas.

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

Communities near Bronco ...

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

  • Reno
    (15 miles [24.1 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>
  • Sparks
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparks
    • Sparks is located in Washoe County (NV)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 106,900 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparks <4>
  • Truckee
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Polaris
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polaris have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polaris
    • Polaris is located in Nevada County
  • Prosser Lake Heights
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosser Lake Heights
    • Prosser Lake Heights is located in Nevada County
  • Verdi - Mogul
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Verdi - Mogul. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verdi - Mogul
    • Verdi - Mogul is located in Washoe County (NV)
  • Verdi
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Kings Beach
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Tahoe Vista
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Crystal Bay
    (10 miles [16.1 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 Bronco. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bronco.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bronco ...

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

Adding Bronco to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bronco 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 Bronco was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

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

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bronco.

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

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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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bronco - 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>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.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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