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Welcome to Death Valley Junction ...

Death Valley Junction is located in Inyo County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Death Valley Junction: Death Vly. Jct. (or less commonly used: Death Vly. Jctn.)

We don't have a date for the establishment of Death Valley Junction.

The community of Death Valley Junction was previously named Amargosa. Going back to its beginning, Death Valley Junction was originally named Death Valley. For more information about the names of Death Valley Junction, see The Names of Death Valley Junction on our Genealogy Page.

Death Valley Junction is 2,040 feet [622 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Death Valley Junction: (760) & (442)<3>

The ZIP code for Death Valley Junction: 92328<4>

Communities Also Named Death Valley Junction ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Death Valley Junction - it's located in Nevada.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Death Valley Junction.

Communities near Death Valley Junction ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Death Valley Junction.

  • Lila C (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lila C
    • Lila C was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Death Valley Junction and is located in Inyo County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lila C have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Scranton (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scranton
    • Scranton was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Death Valley Junction and is located in Inyo County
  • Evelyn (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evelyn
    • Evelyn was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Death Valley Junction and is located in Inyo County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evelyn have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Greenwater (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwater
    • Greenwater was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Death Valley Junction and is located in Inyo County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwater have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Ryan (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ryan
    • Ryan was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Death Valley Junction and is located in Inyo County
  • Crystal (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Johnnie (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnnie
    • Johnnie lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the northeast of Death Valley Junction and is located in Nye County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnnie
  • Schwab (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schwab
    • Schwab was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Death Valley Junction and is located in Inyo County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schwab have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Shoshone (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
  • Amargosa Valley (23 miles [37 km] to the north)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Death Valley Junction ...

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

Adding Death Valley Junction to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Death Valley Junction in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Death Valley Junction was on a map titled Road Map for California (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Death Valley Junction on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Death Valley Junction

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

The official website for Inyo County: www.inyocounty.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Inyo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Death Valley Junction - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (442) is an overlay for area code (760).
<4>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 Death Valley Junction). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Death Valley Junction or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Death Valley Junction) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Death Valley Junction. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Death Valley JunctionOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Death Valley Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3021, Longitude: -116.4144    
<6>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>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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