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Welcome to Dayton ...

Dayton is located in Butte County<1>.

When the people of Dayton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Daytonian<2>

Dayton is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Dayton lies within the (530) area code.

Communities Also Named Dayton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 49 communities that are also named Dayton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa (3), Kansas (7), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington (3), West Virginia (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Dayton ...

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

  • Chico
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chico
    • Chico is located in Butte County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 102,867 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chico <4>
  • Oroville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Orland
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Willows
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Paradise
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Bigg's
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Nelson
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Hamilton City
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Glenn
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Richvale
    (12 miles [19.3 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 Dayton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dayton.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dayton ...

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dayton. 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 Butte, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Dayton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Dayton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dayton - 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.


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