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Welcome to Chicago Park ...

Chicago Park is located in Nevada County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Chicago Park, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1888.

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

The area code for Chicago Park: (530)

The ZIP code for Chicago Park: 95712<2>

Going back to its beginning, Chicago Park was originally named Storm's Station. For more information about the names of Chicago Park, see The Names of Chicago Park on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Chicago Park ...

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

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

Communities near Chicago Park ...

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

  • Auburn
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Grass Valley
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Nevada City
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Colfax
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
  • Alta Sierra
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alta Sierra have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alta Sierra
    • Alta Sierra is located in Nevada County
  • Cedar Ridge
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Secret Town
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Secret Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Secret Town
    • Secret Town is located in Placer County
  • Union Hill
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hill
    • Union Hill is located in Nevada County
  • You Bet ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for You Bet have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for You Bet
    • You Bet is located in Nevada County
  • Gold Run
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chicago Park ...

Looking for more information about Chicago Park? 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 Chicago Park, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chicago Park.

Adding Chicago Park to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Chicago Park in the FIPS-55 file. For more information, see the Referenced FIPS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

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

From that list, the Chicago Park post office opened in 1888.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Chicago Park.

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

The official website for Nevada County:

The official website for State of California:

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>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Chicago Park). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chicago Park or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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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