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Welcome to Buena Vista ...

So far, we have found very little information about Buena Vista. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Buena Vista to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Buena Vista, please Contact Us.




The pronunciation of Buena Vista: Bwey-na<2>

Buena Vista would have been located within present day Nevada County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Buena Vista is 2,630 feet [802 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Buena Vista is ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Buena Vista was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Buena Vista would have been located in the (530) area code.

Communities near Buena Vista ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Alta Sierra   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Chicago Park - Historic   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Colfax   [Map]   2,005   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gold Flat   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gold Run   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Grass Valley   [Map]   12,987   NW   5 miles [8 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Buena Vista.

Communities Also Named Buena Vista ...

While we believe that this Buena Vista is located in Nevada County, we know of another 7 California communities named Buena Vista. Those communities are located in the following counties: Amador, Mariposa, Monterey, San Diego, Santa Clara, Sonoma and Tehama County.

Beyond California, there are 87 communities that are also named Buena Vista - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida (4), Georgia (3), Illinois (2), Indiana (4), Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky (4), Maryland (2), Michigan, Mississippi (3), Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico (5), New York, North Carolina (4), Ohio (5), Oregon, Pennsylvania (6), Saskatchewan, Tennessee (2), Texas (9), Utah (3), Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Buena Vista. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Buena Vista. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Buena Vista.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Buena Vista:

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Cities, Towns and Villages of California

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Buena Vista, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buena Vista - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Buena Vista. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Buena Vista) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buena Vista. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1891, Longitude: -120.9733     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buena Vista have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Buena Vista.

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